In a development that may not go down well with the Indian-American community, US President Donald Trump has said that it would be an insult to the US if Kamala Harris becomes President. Notably, Kamala Harris, whose mother was an Indian, is the Democratic vice-presidential nominee.
Donald Trump also attacked Kamala Harris saying people do not like her. Trump said this during his campaigning for the US presidential elections scheduled on November 3. He was addressing a rally in North Carolina.
“People don’t like her (Kamala Harris). Nobody likes her. She can never be the first woman president of the US. It will be an insult to our country,” he added.
Trump did not stop there and further attacked Harris. He said it was interesting that Joe Biden picked her as his running mate for the elections even after she left the race.
“She left the race (for president) and it’s interesting that they picked her. It is because, in theory, they should win California. But, I don’t know, we will make them play for that. You always pick someone who is going up in the polls,” Trump added.
If Biden wins, China wins: Trump
“It is very simple to remember—if Biden wins, China wins. It is as simple as that. You have a situation where we build the greatest economy in the history of the world. And, we were forced to close it because the China plague came in. Now, we have opened it (the economy),” Trump said at the North Carolina rally.
Kamala Harris chosen as vice president candidate on August 12
US Presidential candidate Joe Biden had chosen Kamala Harris as the vice presidential candidate on August 12. Harris was the first black woman to get elected as California’s attorney general. She is also the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the US Senate.
Following the announcement, Harris had said she was honoured to join Biden as nominee for vice president. She said she would “do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”
“@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals,” she had written.
For Harris, being elevated onto a Democratic presidential ticket is the political moment of a lifetime. In fact, if the duo wins, the 55-year-old Californian becomes the automatic frontrunner in the race for the 2024 or 2028 Democratic nomination.
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