Harris dismisses Trump's personal attacks as 'predictable' and 'childish'

  • Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris dismissed President Donald Trump's personal attacks on her as "predictable" and "childish in an interview with ABC's "The View" on Monday.
  • "[The] name-calling is not new to me — it's not new to anybody who played on the playground as a child. But this is not the playground," she said.
  • Trump has made a number of personal attacks on Harris. Last week, he attacked Harris by saying the US is not supposed to have a "socialist" president, "especially a female socialist president."
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Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris dismissed President Donald Trump's personal attacks on her as "predictable" and "childish."

"It's so predictable coming from him. I mean it's childish, it's name-calling on behalf of the president of the United States, and, again, the American people deserve so much more from their president," Harris told ABC's "The View" on Monday. "[The] name-calling is not new to me — it's not new to anybody who played on the playground as a child. But this is not the playground."

Trump has frequently attacked Harris with a number of sexist and racist claims. Shortly after Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris as his running mate, Trump promoted a racist lie that Harris "doesn't meet the requirements" because she is not a US citizen. Harris is a US citizen and qualified to run for vice president. Last week, he made a series of sexist personal attacks on Harris saying the US is not supposed to have a "socialist" president, "especially a female socialist president."

Harris said she won't be "distracted" by Trump's comments, because "it's just not a good use of time, frankly."

Harris spoke about the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Biden's plans to support minority-owned businesses as part of their "Building Back Better" plan. 

"We have witnessed the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country," she said, pointing out the US has recorded over 225,000 deaths from coronavirus. 

"We need leadership that is not reckless but responsible," she said.

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