Deflecting President Trump’s remarks, who described her as a “feminine socialist”, Harris, 56, mentioned she and former vp Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, are proud American patriots.
“Joe Biden and I are proud American patriots. And the truth is that the values that we’ve, I believe, are shared by the vast majority of the American folks,” Harris informed reporters on Cleveland, the place she was campaigning on Saturday.
She was responding to a query on Trump’s assertion a day earlier.
“We’re not going to be a socialist nation. We’re not going to have a socialist president, particularly a feminine socialist president. We’re not going to have it. We’re not going to place up with it,” Trump mentioned at a rally in Pensacola, Florida on Friday.
“Whenever you take a look at what all of us need when it comes to realizing folks have entry to well being care, particularly in a pandemic … he is attempting to do away with the Reasonably priced Care Act, we’re attempting to develop it. Our values are about saying we have to elevate up working folks,” Harris mentioned.
“In the meantime, Donald Trump measures the success of the financial system primarily based on how wealthy individuals are doing and the way the inventory market is doing,” she mentioned.
Later addressing her supporters at Cuyahoga Neighborhood School, Harris talked concerning the crisis of systemic racism.
“So we’re within the midst of a public well being disaster, an financial disaster, and an extended overdue counting on racial injustice in America. And on this challenge, let’s be clear, once more two very clear decisions,” she mentioned.
“On the one hand you’ve Joe Biden, who has the braveness and the dedication and the data of America’s historical past to talk the time period ‘Black Lives Matter.’ However you’ve a Donald Trump, who won’t ever converse these phrases,” she mentioned.
“You have got a Donald Trump who stood on that debate stage and refused to sentence white supremacists after which doubled down and mentioned, ‘Effectively, stand again and stand by.’ After which folks say, ‘Effectively, you realize do you suppose he is a racist?'” Harris mentioned.
The viewers laughed on the query, prompting Harris to say, “Sure.”
“Since you see, we aren’t simply one-off feedback, we’re a sample. This is identical dude who challenged the legitimacy of the primary black president of the US,” she mentioned.
As she concluded her day of hectic campaigning, Harris informed reporters that most likely one of many highest and largest considerations is what’s occurring when it comes to the surge across the Covid-19 instances.
“They usually need to know that we’ve a plan. They need to know that there’s going to be some adherence to secure plans round not solely modelling good behaviour but additionally what we will do to get management of the virus round testing, contact tracing, distribution of a vaccine once we get a secure one, After which the financial system. I imply one in six Ohio small companies has shut down,” she mentioned.
“These are actual points, massive points, and with no aid in sight,” Harris added.
So that is what they need to know there’s going to be some management that sees them and understands what they’re combating proper now, she mentioned, including that individuals are combating the fundamentals, combating well being care, with lease, and with placing meals on the desk.
“And Joe and I, you realize, pay attention, I imply, we consider that there’s a answer, however you must have management in place that takes a agency grasp on what is going on on, speaks reality to the American folks, embraces science, after which implements the plan,” she mentioned, including that their plan is about testing and remedy and call tracing.
“However it’s additionally about getting the financial system, working again up once more, however doing that in a secure and a wise method as a substitute of denying the existence of this virus and like Donald Trump did … saying we’re rounding the nook. You take a look at something that each one of you’re publishing and reporting – all people is aware of we aren’t rounding the nook. There is a struggle that we’re coping with proper now. And we have had an utter failure of management out of Donald Trump,” Harris mentioned.