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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris attacks Trump in their first campaign event

Wilmington, Delaware (VOFNEWS.ORG)– Democratic presidential nominee for election 2020 Joe Biden and his recently selected VP candidate Kamala Harris appeared together in their first campaign event on Wednesday.

They delivered a one-two punch on the character and performance of President Donald Trump.

Biden who is 77, a white man, embraced the significance of naming the first Black woman to a major party’s presidential ticket, but he also focused on other attributes Harris brings to the ticket.

Harris, Biden declared at a high school gymnasium in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, is “smart, she’s tough, she’s experienced, she’s a proven fighter for the backbone of this country.”

Joe Biden speaking at the campaign event, his first joint appearance with vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris in Wilmington, Delaware, US [Carlos Barria/Reuters] [Daylife]

“Kamala knows how to govern. She knows how to make the hard calls. She’s ready to do this job on day one,” he said.

Taliking the stage after Biden she said “she was “mindful of all the ambitious women before me, whose sacrifice, determination and resilience makes my presence here today even possible.”

She also launched an attack on Trump, lambasting him for a lack of leadership on the coronavirus pandemic.

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“This is a moment of real consequence for America. Everything we care about – our economy, our health, our children, the kind of country we live in – it’s all on the line,” she said.

Kamala Harris speaking during her first joint appearance with presidential candidate Joe Biden after being named as his running mate [Carlos Barria/Reuters] 

After speaking, Biden and Harris hosted an online fundraiser designed to let small donors get a fresh glimpse of what the Democratic presidential ticket will look like in the lead-up to election day on November 3.

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