Kamala Harris' attacks during debate with Mike Pence crashed on facts
The debate yesterday between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris once again showed that Democrats are trying to lure the electorate over to their side with loud but unfounded statements.
According to BBC fact-checking, Harris's attempts to convict Trump and his administration of incompetence and inaction were refuted by factual evidence.
The most disturbing topic was the pandemic, which led to more than 200,000 American deaths. According to Kamala Harris, "the American people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country."
Pence countered that air traffic to the source of Covid-19, China, was halted at the start of the pandemic. In fact, this is not true, since only foreigners could not get to the United States, residents and their relatives quietly flew from China to the United States, despite the threat of the spread of coronavirus. It is estimated that at the height of the pandemic, more than 40,000 people flew from China to the United States.
Donald Trump commented on Pence's speech and called Harris a “gaffe machine”.
Mike Pence is doing GREAT! She is a gaffe machine.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2020
Clinging on the word "Hoax", sounded from Donald Trump in the context of the pandemic, Harris tried to accuse the US president of misinforming the Americans, although in fact Trump called the politicization of Covid-19 by the Democrats a hoax.
The next item was unemployment. At the peak of the pandemic, more than 30 unemployment claims were registered, but statistics have recently returned to pre-crisis levels due to efforts by the White House to re-open States for business.
Later, the conversation between politicians spilled over into Kamala Harris' personal dislike for Donald Trump. When asked about vaccines, Harris unequivocally answered that she would not entrust her health to the President of the United States, but if doctors confirm the effectiveness, then she will be happy to be vaccinated.
“If the Trump administration approves a vaccine before or after the election, should Americans take it? And would you take it?” asked debate moderator Susan Page of USA Today.
“If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it. Absolutely,” Harris said and added, “If Donald Trump tells us to take it, I’m not taking it.”
Vice President Mike Pence instantly condemned Harris' words.
“The fact that you continue to undermine public confidence in a vaccine is unconscionable,” Pence said. “Stop playing politics with peoples’ lives.”
On social media, the overwhelming majority thinks Harris was not prepared for debate at this level.
First half of debate was muddy. Second half is Pence's. She had no answer on foreign policy; no answer on court-packing; and doesn't have much of an answer on law-and-order. #VPDebate— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) October 8, 2020
President Harris needs to practice debating— zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 8, 2020