Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his newly named running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California, made their first joint appearance yesterday following Biden's announcement of the selection a day earlier.
The pair walked out wearing masks, and one person sat several feet away as the other spoke. She laid out the Democratic case against President Trump in her first speech as Joe Biden's running mate, arguing that Trump isn't "up to the job." She also criticized Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, comparing the lives lost to Ebola, in which two Americans died, during former President Barack Obama and Biden's administration.
Meanwhile, Biden criticized the President's personal attacks on Harris. Trump had called Harris "nasty," when asked about her selection and Biden said Trump is "whining about how she's been 'mean' to his appointees." Biden added: "It's no surprise because whining is what Donald Trump does better than any president in American history."
In a tweet yesterday, Biden shared a video that documents the moment he asked Harris to join the ticket, asking, "You ready to go to work?" And just before introducing Harris, Biden said the election poses moral questions that Americans must answer. "Who are we as a nation?" Biden said. "What do we stand for? And most importantly, what do we want to be?"