‘From beginning of pandemic, he called it hoax’: Kamala Harris on Trump

WION Web Team
WASHINGTON Published: Sep 07, 2020, 07:31 AM(IST)

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"We have a President of the United States who made this a partisan issue. The virus could care less who you voted for in the last election or who you plan to vote for in the next election," the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate said.

US Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris hit out at US President Donald Trump and said that he has called it a hoax and minimised the seriousness of it.

"From the beginning of this pandemic, he has called it a hoax. He has muzzled the public health experts - he has minimised the seriousness of it. If he had listened to the scientists and the experts, he would have understood the gravity of it," Harris told CNN.

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"We have a President of the United States who made this a partisan issue. The virus could care less who you voted for in the last election or who you plan to vote for in the next election," the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate said.

Yesterday, Kamala Harris had said that she would not take President Donald Trump's word on covid vaccine's safety and efficacy.

"I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of (a vaccine)," Harris told CNN.

A shot against the virus that has killed over 188,000 in the US and hobbled the world's largest economy has become another flashpoint ahead of the November 3 vote.

As per the latest update, US - the worst affected country by the COVID-19 pandemic - has 6,270,950 cases and 188,810 deaths due to the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

(With inputs from agencies)

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