President Trump on Tuesday ripped into Kamala Harris after Joe Biden picked her to be his vice presidential candidate — as the president called her a liar and “nasty.”
Trump on Tuesday also said that his administration has agreed to buy 100 million doses of Cambridge-based Moderna’s potential coronavirus vaccine.
When asked at a press briefing about Biden’s selection of Harris, Trump called her his “number one draft pick.”
“I was a little surprised that he picked her,” Trump said, adding that she did “very, very poorly” in the Democratic primaries.
“She is a person that’s told many, many stories that weren’t true,” the president said. “She’s very big into raising taxes. She wants to slash funds for our military at a level that nobody can even believe.”
Trump called Harris “extraordinarily nasty” to now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing,” Trump said.
The president also brought up Harris’ attacks on Biden during the Democratic primary debates.
“She was probably nastier than even Pocahontas to Joe Biden,” Trump said. “She was very disrespectful to Joe Biden, and it’s hard to pick somebody that’s that disrespectful.”
“She said things during the debates… that were horrible about Sleepy Joe,” the president said.
Trump also at the press briefing announced the Moderna supply deal. The federal government will own the 100 million vaccine doses, he said.
“We are investing in the development and manufacture of the top six vaccine candidates to ensure rapid delivery,” Trump said. “The military is ready to go. They’re ready to deliver a vaccine to Americans as soon as one is fully approved by the FDA, and we’re moving very close to that approval.”
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