President Donald Trump told his North Carolina supporters that Kamala Harris as the first woman U.S. president, “would be an insult” to the country.
Harris is seen as a strong political figure. Political analysts predict that her shot at the presidency in the future is not as far-fetched as her rivals might think.
Honest question: we had a Hurricane in Louisiana; wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon; we are still dealing with a pandemic …
Is Trump every going to talk about these events, or is he spending his time attacking Kamala Harris?
— ⚜️Rob Anderson for Louisiana (@RobAnderson2018) September 9, 2020
Harris as a presidential frontrunner
According to Market Watch, Kamala Harris is the “first woman of color on a major-party presidential ticket.” Should she win this November’s U.S. election, she’d be the first female Vice-President.
By just running the national ticket, she’s already breaking norm barriers. Her career history itself is an inspiration to many hopefuls; She’s the very first South Asian-American senator in the country. Before that, Harris was dubbed as the first woman to be California’s Attorney General.
Furthermore, the publication notes that if Biden wins this year, Harris is considered a frontrunner next election.
This is, of course, assuming that Biden will not be seeking a second term.
Trump says Kamala as President would be an insult as no one likes her, yet her favor ability is +5% while Trump is minus 13. Trump trying to scare White people that a black female President is possible with Joe’s age. https://t.co/E3d8ZhOlCm
— Call Me Prez🌊🗽🔥🆘🍑❄️💪 (@lunaticopresid1) September 9, 2020
Trump expressive of his dissent against Harris
Right after Kamala Harris was confirmed as the Democrat VP ticket, a birther conspiracy theory was already pounded on her. Reports previously discussed that by not denying and even lauding the author of that editorial piece on Harris’ eligibility, Trump allegedly promoted such theory being true instead.
During his North Carolina presidential campaign rally, the same publication quotes him saying:
“People don’t like her. Nobody likes her. She could never be the first woman president. She could never be. That would be an insult to our country.”
Trump on Kamala Harris: Nobody likes her. She could never be the first woman president. That would be an insult to our country pic.twitter.com/x08kESAjoY
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 8, 2020
Although multiple poll platforms say, Kamala Harris is actually more favorable than unfavorable. Per YouGov, as of August 29, she is 48.6% favorable.
Politico reported last month that “Kamala Harris is the only candidate on either major party ticket with a net favorability rating that is positive.”
Furthermore, Trump himself told the public that Harris is actually a “fine choice” for his rival’s running mate.
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) September 8, 2020
Yet during his campaign in New Hampshire, he told his supporters that Kamala Harris is “not competent.” He compares the senator to his own daughter, Ivanka, as a better VP candidate, per CNN.
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