Kamala Harris deems Trump a ‘natural disaster’

Shant Shahrigian, New York Daily News
·3 min read

President Trump was declared a “natural disaster” Sunday by Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

The comment came while she was making a surprise stop at a polling site in Detroit.

“You all are going to make a difference,” Harris was quoted as saying by CNN. "You know, in 2016, right, we remember what happened when we got hit by this natural disaster who’s now in the White House.

“In 2016 they won by just on an average two votes per precinct,” she continued. “Think about that! The power of the vote. Two votes per precinct. So let’s make sure that doesn’t happen again, shall we?”

She also slammed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ Sunday comments, when he said, “We’re not going to control this pandemic.”

“They are admitting defeat,” Harris said of the Trump administration. "This is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of America.

“They have forfeited their right to a second term in office,” she added.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who stayed off the campaign trail Sunday, issued a statement condemning Meadows’ remarks.

The White House chief of staff “admitted this morning that the administration has given up on even trying to control this pandemic, that they’ve given up on their basic duty to protect the American people,” Biden said.

Trump gave a rambling speech in New Hampshire.

He ranted about alleged ballot fraud and rattled off nasty attacks on Biden, calling him “corrupt.”

In spite of record-high levels of COVID-19 infections, Trump insisted the U.S. is “rounding the turn” in terms of the pandemic.

“Biden is the shutdown candidate. The Democrats are the shutdown party,” he said.

“They’ll shut down your freedom and they’ll shut down the greatest economic comeback in the history of our country,” Trump added.

The comments came after the U.S. reached an alarming milestone, with 85,000 new COVID cases reported Friday — the highest number thus far in the outbreak.

October has brought the highest daily infection numbers that about half of all states have seen.

The total number of COVID cases in the country came to more than 8.6 million on Sunday, with over 225,000 deaths, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins University.

With Trump trailing Biden in the polls, Senate Republicans have been distancing themselves from the president.

But Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel sought to put a positive spin on the GOP’s prospects for keeping control of the Senate.

“I don’t see these senators distancing themselves from the president,” she said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I mean, Ben Sasse is an exception, obviously.”

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) recently slammed Trump, saying he “kisses dictators' butts” and “flirts with white supremacists."

“I’m now looking at the possibility of a Republican bloodbath in the Senate, and that’s why I’ve never been on the Trump train,” he reportedly said during a call with constituents.


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