Donald Trump's campaign misrepresents Kamala Harris in an attack video that shows her impaling Joe Biden in the main debate over buses and segregationists
- Harris was the one most targeted at Biden in the debate
- She accused him of collaborating with segregationists in the Senate and opposing school buses
- "If these segregationists had their way, I wouldn't be a member of the United States Senate."
- Trump's video calls her "wrong" and tries to tie her to the "radical left".
Former Vice President Joe Biden selected as his candidate the former rival who delivered the fiercest attack of the 2020 nomination process – a Senate Club member who accused him of working on segregationists and opposing school buses.
It was a dramatic moment that the Trump campaign did not remember for long. Shortly after being selected, Team Trump released a web video describing Harris as "wrong" and "Joe Biden attacked for racist politics".
Attempts have also been made to cast her as part of the “radical left,” though one reason Biden might have chosen Harris is because of her record as a former California attorney general, potentially mitigating attacks on a candidate.
President Donald Trump's campaign is already trying to turn angry clashes between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President Sen. Kamala Harris into hay
The video showed a picture of Harris' performance in a debate where Harris pushed Biden back with her attack.
"Meet the Wrong Kamala Harris!" The Trump campaign wrote in a tweet that included the video.
She accused him of "working with segregationists" and told him, "If these segregationists had their way, I wouldn't be a member of the United States Senate," she told him.
Harris brought some of the sharpest attacks against Biden during the debates, but their campaign eventually fell apart
Joe Biden called Harris "a fearless little guy fighter and one of the best public servants in the country" on Tuesday.
On another debate, she accused Biden of opposing bus traffic, although he denied it.
"There was a little girl in California who was in second grade to integrate her public schools and she was taken to school by bus every day, and that little girl was me," Harris said.
She added: “I will tell you that there cannot be any intellectual debate among Democrats on this issue. We have to take it seriously. We have to act quickly. & # 39;
Harris subsequently posted a picture of herself as a girl riding the bus to school.
Biden shot back at Harris for her time as California prosecutor.
"I didn't praise racists," he said to her. "If we want to argue about who supports civil rights, I'll be happy to," he added. & # 39; I was a public defender. I wasn't a prosecutor. & # 39;
Biden's decision to choose Harris over several other women suggests that he buried the hatchet. Online Tuesday he called her "a fearless little fella fighter and one of the best public servants in the country".
He also praised her for working with his late son Beau, who served as Attorney General for Delaware.
When Kamala was the attorney general, she worked closely with Beau. I watched them take over the big banks, pick up working people, and protect women and children from abuse. I was proud then and now I am proud to have her as my partner in this campaign, "said Biden.
Biden had previously upheld "courtesy" and talked about his time with people he disagreed with, such as democratic segregationists in the Senate. Harris called the remark "hurtful".
Biden admitted he was thrown off the tough attack after Harris first launched it.
& # 39; & # 39; Sure they would come after me. I was prepared for them to come after me, but I wasn't prepared for the person to come up to me as they come up to me, ”Biden told CNN of the debate confrontation. "She knows me," he said to CNN afterward.
“I get all of this information about other people's pasts and what they did and what they didn't do. I won't go there, ”he said.
The Trump video accuses Biden of "handing over the reins to Kamala while they embrace the radical left together," a sign Trump plans to pound his two rivals.
But maybe it was Harris' own accusations that drew Biden to her the most. As his running mate, she'll likely spend a lot of time attacking Trump, whom Biden himself accused of fueling racism.