Kamala Harris has just posted her first campaign video since being named as Joe Biden’s VP pick. It features a deeply personal story about how her mother inspired her decision to become a lawyer and then a politician – and includes a direct attack on Donald Trump.
In the video, Harris says:
I was raised to take action. My mother knew that she was raising two black daughters who would be treated differently because of how they looked. Growing up, whenever I got upset about something my mother would look me in the eye and ask: So what are you going to do about it?
On Trump, she says in the ad:
Right now, America needs action. In the middle of a pandemic, the president is trying to rip away healthcare. While small businesses close, he’s given breaks to as wealthy donors. And when the people cried out for support, he teargassed them.
You can watch it here:
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 12, 2020