In her first joint interview with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden since accepting the party’s nomination to serve as his running mate, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., addressed the personal attacks being hurled in her direction by Donald Trump.
ABC News reporter David Muir brought up Trump’s vitriolic name-calling against Harris, including taunts like “nasty” and the “meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful” of all senators.
For her part, Harris dismissed the rhetoric as an act of political desperation.
“Listen, I really — I think there is so much about what comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth that is designed to distract the American people from what he is doing every day that is about neglect, negligence and harm to the American people,” she said.
After Biden noted that the behavior also highlights Trump’s “incompetence,” Harris pointed out that “no president has ever said anything like that.”