Trump calls Kamala Harris 'monster, Communist, totally unlikeable’ after vice presidential debate
President Donald Trump criticized Kamala Harris on Thursday, October 8, during a telephonic interview with Fox News as he called her a “monster”. Commenting on the 55-year-old after the vice presidential debate 2020 that took place on October 7, Trump told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo that Harris’ performance was “terrible”. “She was terrible... totally unlikeable. And, she’s a communist,” the president said.
In addition, at one point during the interview, Trump also mentioned that Harris is the “monster who was on stage with Mike Pence” at the debate that took place at Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah. This was not the first time Trump has targeted Harris. Previously also, he called her a “mad woman” and claimed that she may not be competent to be the vice president of America. After the October 7 debate, the 74-year-old also declared Mike Pence the winner. He tweeted: “Mike Pence WON BIG!"
But the internet had their disagreements with Trump’s view. One user said, “Kamala Harris Won so huge! Pence was so embarrassed and defensive the whole time." Another one added: "Like Donald Trump... Mike Pence declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if Trump loses the election.” Even a poll held by CNN placed Harris ahead of Pence, who only got 38% favorable reviews while Joe Biden’s running mate received 59%.
Trump also criticized the decision of the debate commission to organize the next presidential debate virtually. He told Bartiromo, "I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate, that’s not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer and do a debate, it’s ridiculous. Then they cut you off whenever they want.”
The phone interview was the first of the president after he tested positive for Covid-19. After spending three nights at the Walter Reed medical center, Trump returned to the White House on Monday, October 5, and created a fresh controversy as soon as he arrived. In one of his tweets, he said: “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
He also posted a clip of himself on his Twitter where he was seen without a mask. In the footage, he stated, “I just left Walter Reed Medical Center, and it’s really something very special — the doctors, the nurses, the first responders — and I learned so much about coronavirus. And one thing that’s for certain, don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it. You’re gonna beat it. We have the best medical equipment; we have the best medicines — all developed recently — and you’re gonna beat it.”
The Republican leader added: “We’re the greatest country in the world. We’re going back, we’re going back to work, we’re gonna be out front. As your leader, I had to do that. I knew there’s danger to it, but I had to do it. I stood out front; I led. Nobody that’s a leader would not do what I did, and I know there’s a risk, there’s a danger, but that’s okay. And now I’m better and maybe I’m immune, I don’t know. But don’t let it dominate your lives. Get out there, be careful. We have the best medicines in the world, and it all happened very shortly, and they’re all getting approved, and the vaccines are coming momentarily.”
Trump also compared the coronavirus to the flu and tweeted, “Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!”