With the US hardest hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposed to President Trump, saying his administration had “minimized” the severity of the pandemic.
“Since the beginning of this pandemic, he’s been calling it a joke. He’s silencing the public health experts – he’s minimizing the gravity of the pandemic. If he’d listened to the scientists and experts, he would have understood the severity of the pandemic,” Ms. Said Harris told CNN.
Trump had previously promised that the US would come out with a vaccine “by the end of this year, if not sooner,” to which Kamala Harris replied, “I think we have learned since this pandemic started that there is very little we can trust that what comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth. I would trust the words of public health experts and scientists, not Donald Trump. “
She further criticized the US president for turning the virus into a partisan issue, stating that “the virus might care less about who was elected in the elections”.
“We have a President of the United States who made this a partisan issue. The virus doesn’t care who you voted in the last election or who you want to vote in the next election,” said the Democratic vice presidential candidate.
According to the latest update, the US – the country worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic – has 6,270,950 cases and 188,810 deaths from the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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