Kamala Harris: Biden Will Defeat 'Weak’ Trump in November
'We have a president who is petty'
Sen. Harris, who appears to be the favorite for Biden’s vice-presidential pick, made the prediction Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” while bashing Trump.
Harris was asked about Trump declining to praise the late Rep. John Lewis during his interview with Axios.
“We have a president who is petty. He’s petty. But also, there is something about Donald Trump that is just the antithesis of what we want as an American leader and as our president, which is we want a president who has a generosity of spirit," Harris said.
"There’s nothing about Donald Trump that is generous," Harris argued.
"He’s generous to himself, but he has no generosity toward an icon, a hero, who has been described as a saint, John Lewis, or the American people quite frankly when you look at his policies."
"And that’s why I do believe he’s going to be defeated in November,” she continued.
“I believe that he is just becoming a more and more petty as we get closer to an election."
"The outcome of which will be that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. And so this is what we have," she said.
"And at this moment, when we have had over 150,000 people in our country who have died in the past few months, millions of people who are out of work as the estimate, as many as 30 million people drawing unemployment because they are either unemployed or underemployed."
"And instead, we have someone who is so self-involved, instead of someone lifting up the spirit of the American people," Harris added.
"I think, you know, great job, Jonathan, on the interview. And it is a further, yet another example of the nature of the current president of the United States," she said.
"And it is a nature that does not reflect what we, I think as a country, know is actually an example of strength. It actually shows that he’s quite weak.”
Harris's remarks come after a civil rights lawyer, Ben Crump, who is representing the family of George Floyd, endorsed her to be vice president.
“This is a time for steely-eyed public servants who play no games and demand results,” Crump wrote in a CNN op-ed.
“It’s time for Sen. Kamala Harris to join Joe Biden’s ticket and, God willing, help him actualize the next phase of this movement from the White House.”