Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris eviscerated President Donald Trump in a speech just hours before he is slated to deliver his most important address in years. Thursday night the president will address 1000 invited guests and millions of voters from the White House, to accept the RNC’s re-nomination for president and to make the case for why voters should give him another four years.
“Instead of rising to meet the most difficult moment of his presidency,” Senator Harris said, berating President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, “Donald Trump froze.”
“He was scared. And he was petty and vindictive.”
“On a call with governors across the country on March 16, he told them it wasn’t his job to get personal protective equipment to frontline workers. He said, quote, ‘respirators ventilators, all of the equipment, try getting it yourselves.’ Unquote.”
“On that day, we had about 5000 cases as a nation. Today, we have nearly 6 million,” Harris observed. “Even now, some eight months into this crisis. Donald Trump still won’t take responsibility. He still won’t act. And the tragedy and all of this, is it didn’t have to be this bad. Just look around. It’s not like this and the rest of the world,” Harris noted correctly.
On Wednesday the U.S. recorded 44,637 new cases, 1,289 new deaths, breaking the 6 million mark for total cases, and leaving us with 183,653 total coronavirus deaths. The U.S. now ranks tenth in deaths per capita, meaning out of 215 countries and other types of nation-states, there are only nine that have done a worse job.
“All we needed was a competent president. One who was willing to listen, willing to lead. Take responsibility. Have a plan, do their job. Well, Joe Biden will be that President. He’s got a national strategy.”
Harris: "Instead of rising to meet the most difficult moment of his presidency, Donald Trump froze… the tragedy in all of this is it didn't have to be this bad. Look around. It's not like this and the rest of the world… all we needed was a competent president." pic.twitter.com/g1xyTSnlVS
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 27, 2020
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‘The President Loves the Terrorists’: CNN’s Tapper Drops the Hammer on ‘Dangerous’ Trump in Brutal Opening
“State of the Union” host Jake Tapper kicked off his show on Sunday by ripping into Donald Trump as a lover of the Capitol assault “terrorists,” adding that Wednesday’s violent attack on the halls of Congress will go down as a day of “infamy.”
The CNN host got to it from the start.
“The state of our union is utterly devastated after one of the darkest days in our nation’s history: a coup attempt, no longer bloodless, instigated by the president of the United States,” he began. “The flags at the U.S. Capitol are at half staff this morning for the police officer, Brian Sicknick, who was murdered this week but they are not at half staff at the White House, perhaps because officer Sicknick was the enemy of the terrorist mob, and the mob loves Trump.”
“The mob, by trying to intimidate, threaten, or even kill the vice president and members of Congress, who were counting the electoral votes — that mob was, in turn, loved back by Trump,” he continued. “According to [Nebraska Republican Senator] Ben Sasse, White House aides told him the president was quote ‘delighted’ watching the insurrection. In Trump’s view, they were fighting for him. Trump put out a statement, ‘we love you,’ he said, after the attack, ‘you are very special.'”
“It might be difficult to hear these words, it’s difficult to say them because it’s so ugly, but it’s true,” he continued. “The flag isn’t down at the White House because the president is not mourning Sicknick. He hasn’t personally decried the terrorists in any way because the president loves the terrorists and he reportedly has not even spoken to his own vice president, whose life was at risk since Wednesday. The images of this attack are so shocking that many of Trump’s enablers are finally, with just a few days left in his presidency, beginning to get the goddamn point that his continuous lies and humoring of racists and winks and nods to violent extremists are dangerous.”
Watch: Biden Destroys Trump for Claiming 545 Kids Forever Separated From Their Parents Were Trafficked by ‘Coyotes’
President Donald Trump tried to defend his decision to separate migrant children from their parents at the border by falsely claiming they were being trafficked by “coyotes.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Trump, reminding the American people that the children were not brought into the country by “coyotes,” but by their parents.
There are now 545 children who Trump separated from their families who will never be re-united, because this administration didn’t bother to keep track of them.
“These 500 plus kids came with parents. They separated ’em at the border to make it a disincentive to come to begin with,” Biden told voters. “And guess what? It’s not coyotes – didn’t bring them over. Their parents were with them. They got separated from their parents. And it makes us a laughingstock, and violates every notion of who we are as a nation.”
Trump went on to falsely claim the Obama administration created the program which is false.
Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were the creators of the policy to separate children from their parents, many of whom were seeking asylum, as a method to harm the families.
“These 500 plus kids came with parents. They separated ’em at the border to make it a disincentive to come to begin with … it makes us a laughingstock, and violates every notion of who we are as a nation.” — Biden pic.twitter.com/n79E3Xi5UH
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2020
This article has been updated to correctly refer to 545 children. An earlier version wrongly referenced 529 children.
Biden Slams Trump: If the President Had Any Confidence He Was Likely to Win the Election He Wouldn’t Be Doing This
Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump in a CNN town hall Thursday night.
“The president just this morning,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper told Biden, “tweeted that the results from the November election ‘may never be accurately determined.’ Given everything that we’ve been hearing from the president I’m wondering what you expect the days and weeks after the election to look like.”
“Look,” Biden responded, “if the president had even remote confidence he was likely to win the election he wouldn’t be doing this.”
“Remember,” Biden continued, “I said some months ago, I predict the president is going to try to move the election date. Everybody said he’d never do that. Guess what, he suggested maybe we should move the election date, postpone the election.”
“I mean,” Biden concluded, after slamming the postmaster general, “it’s just, it’s all about trying to de legitimize the effort.”
Biden on Trump tweeting that the results from November's election may never be accurately determined: "If the president had even remote confidence he was likely to win the election, he wouldn't be doing this." pic.twitter.com/db1xSynZFr
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020
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