On Tuesday, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris will be his running mate. Shortly thereafter, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to share his reaction to the news.
The President posted a video in which he blasts both Biden and Harris. During the 30-second clip, which is a mash-up of footage accompanied by a voice-over, President Trump calls out some of Harris’ policies. In addition to slamming her policies, President Trump also labels her a “phony.”
“Kamala Harris ran for president by rushing to the radical left,” the President’s video states. “Embracing Bernie’s plan for socialized medicine. Calling for trillions in new taxes. Attacking Joe Biden for racist policies.”
“Voters rejected Harris,” the voice-over continues. “They smartly spotted a phony.”
Similarly, the President then slams Biden in the video. “He’s not that smart. Biden calls himself a transition candidate. He is handing over the reins to Kamala while they jointly embrace the radical left. Slow Joe and Phony Kamala, perfect together, wrong for America.”
After the President released the video, thousands of Twitter users subsequently posted their own reactions. Not only did they share their thoughts on the video itself, but also on Biden selecting Harris. Keep scrolling to check out the social media reaction to the clip.
Those Taking Donald Trump’s Side
The President’s video garnered a mixed reaction from Twitter. Responses ranged from those in total agreement with President Trump to those who firmly oppose his opinions.
Many of the Twitter users offering criticisms of Biden’s VP selection recall a particularly heated moment between the Democratic presidential candidate and his new running mate. During one of the Democratic primary debates, Harris accused Biden of speaking highly of two U.S. Senates who “built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.” She also claims that Biden “worked with them to oppose busing.”
In addition to pointing out Biden and Harris’ contentious relationship in the past, others on Twitter claim that Biden’s selection lost him votes. Some users are of the opinion, in short, that Harris is “too far left.” That is to say, they feel that Harris’ policies may not help the Democrats attract more independent voters.
Those Opposing Donald Trump
Many on Twitter bashed President Trump’s video about Kamala Harris. They replied to the President’s tweet to show support for the California Senator and also slam the President’s claims.
In particular, a handful of users on Twitter pointed out that President Trump donated to Kamala Harris in the past. Business Insider reports that the President donated a total of $6,000 to Harris. He donated $5,000 in 2011 and then $1,000 in 2013.
Furthermore, some also offered their thoughts on why Harris presents a threat to the Trump campaign. They draw attention to the fact that Harris has a long history of working in law while one of President Trump’s platforms stands on his demand for law and order.
Political Figures React to Joe Biden Selecting Kamala Harris
Many prominent U.S. political figures also shared their reactions to Joe Biden choosing Kamala Harris. For example, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr., and former President Barack Obama are among those who took to social media yesterday.
Similarly, many political figures shared opposing views on the pick much like the vast majority on Twitter. To begin with, former Democratic presidential nominee expressed her support for Harris. However, both of Trump’s sons took to Twitter to voice criticisms much like their father. Check out some of their reactions below: