Democratic vice president nominee Kamala Harris described the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as the “greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history” of the U.S. as she opened the only vice presidential debate with a sharp attack on Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the president’s coronavirus task force.
The 55-year-old California Senator said Americans have sacrificed too much due to the “incompetence of this administration”, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed over 200,000 American lives and battered the country’s economy.
“The American people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country,” Harris said at the beginning of the debate in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday night.
President Donald Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19, is facing criticism over his handling of the health crisis and downplaying the threat from the deadly virus. Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has accused Trump of hiding the facts from the American people.