President Donald Trump on Friday, Aug. 28, said he wants to see a first female president of the United States but did not support Democratic vice president nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for the position.
“And this would be your president, possibly? I don’t think so. I don’t think so,” President Trump told his supporters during a campaign rally in New Hampshire, reported The Hill.
“You know, I want to see the first woman president also, but I don’t want to see a woman president get into that position the way she’d do it, and she’s not competent,” he added.
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— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 28, 2020
Harris, who failed the 2020 presidential bid and later was chosen as former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate, has stepped up her criticism of President Trump.
On Thursday, just hours before the president’s acceptance speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention, Harris claimed that the president is rooting for violence amid unrest in Wisconsin and blasted his response to the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic.
“Before this virus hit, Trump made our country vulnerable,” Harris said. “After it struck, he failed to do what was necessary. As it continues he’s making it worse everyday.”
Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show on Friday, Harris asserted that she and Biden would implement a national mask mandate to fight the spread of the virus if elected.
“It’s really—it’s a standard. I mean, nobody’s going to be punished. C’mon. Nobody likes to wear a mask. This is a universal feeling, right? So that’s not the point. ‘Hey, let’s enjoy wearing masks.’ No. The point is this is what we, as responsible people who love our neighbor, we have to just do that right now. God willing, it won’t be forever. But this is a sacrifice we have to make,” Harris said, reported Daily Wire.
Harris also expressed support for protesters amid escalated riots following the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“We also see pain, hurt, and destruction in the aftermath of yet another black man shot by police. Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back in broad daylight in front of his three young sons,” Harris said during her Thursday address. “People are rightfully angry and exhausted. And after the murders of Breonna and George and Ahmaud and so many others, it’s no wonder people are taking to the streets. And I support them.”