While accepting the historic vice-presidential nomination at Democrats’ virtual convention, Kamala Harris condemned President Trump for failing as a leader. It is for the first time that a woman of color has been placed on a major party ticket which they say will energize their coalition to beat President Trump in the fall.
“We’re at an inflection point,” the former California prosecutor Harris said during her acceptance speech. “Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods,”
Ms. Harris follows in the steps of several of the party’s best-known women— including Hillary Clinton, Democrat’s 2016 presidential candidate and Nancy Pelosi, House speaker.
“Covid-19 is not an equal opportunity offender. Black, Latino, and indigenous people are suffering and dying disproportionately. . . Let’s be clear — there is no vaccine for racism,” said Harris.
She stressed on electing a president who is capable of bringing “something different, something better, and do the important work.”
“A president who will bring all of us together — Black, white, Latino, Asian, Indigenous — to achieve the future we collectively want.”
Present on the Democratic convention, former US President Barack Obama also launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump accusing him of treating the White House just like a reality show to hog the limelight.
Obama said that when Trump assumed office in 2017, he thought the Republican “might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care. But he never did.”
He blamed Trump’s rule for battering America’s reputation in the world. He accused Trump of unleashing worst impulses, and “our democratic institutions threatened like never before.”
Mr. Biden, who was formally nominated as the party’s presidential candidate on Tuesday, will give his speech on Thursday evening.