Trump: Kamala Harris is a ‘Monster’ and a ‘Communist’
'She’s a communist. She’s left of Bernie'
President Donald Trump said Sen. Kamala Harris was a communist before warning she would quickly seize power if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is elected in November.
Trump applauded Vice President Mike Pence’s performance against Harris during the debate on Wednesday in an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.
“I thought that wasn’t even a contest last night, she was terrible,” Trump said.
“I don’t think you could get worse," Trump added.
"And totally unlikable. And she is. She’s a communist. She’s left of Bernie.”
Trump warned that Biden would not be president for if he was elected, due to his declining mental health.
“Biden won’t be president for two months, he’s not mentally capable of being president, everybody knows that … and this monster that was on stage with Mike Pence who destroyed her by the way … everything she said was a lie,” Trump said.
Trump on Kamala Harris: “She wants to open up the borders to allow killers and murderers and rapists to pour into our country.” pic.twitter.com/DJPu9VLQLD— The Recount (@therecount) October 8, 2020
The same notion was shared by CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza, who wrote in August that Biden could “step aside” for Harris, all but conceding that Biden will not complete his presidential term if he's elected in November.
Cillizza also noted that Biden might not be able to do the job.
"What Biden did is make the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone, in Harris, whose resume suggests will be ready to step in if and when Biden decides to step aside."
Trump highlighted the fact that Harris was rated further left than self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“She’s a communist, she’s not a socialist, she’s well beyond a socialist,” Trump said.
Meanwhile, Chris Wallace praised Harris over her performance, declaring her the winner of the debate.
He argued that, in his view, Harris proved she could be a “heartbeat away from the presidency.”
“It was whether or not people were going to be able to at the end of the night to envision her as being a heartbeat away from the presidency, which she in terms of her knowledge, command of the facts, her policy, would she seem presidential?" Wallace said.
"And I don’t think she did anything at all tonight to disqualify herself in that sense."