He told his supporters during a campaign rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Harris could never become the first female president because the American people would not allow it.
“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 said.
Watch his comments below:
"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," says Trump about Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/LLi6VSvyLA— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) September 8, 2020
The president previously described her as “nasty, a sort of madwoman, a disaster, the meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody in the U.S. Senate.”
She told ABC his remarks are “designed to distract” from the “neglect” and “harm” he has caused Americans.
Harris has been critical of the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech at George Washington University on Aug. 27, Harris slammed his response ahead of his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, as IJR previously reported.
She said, “He failed to protect the American people.”
Harris also joined Biden for a “socially distanced conversation” on Sept. 1 to criticize Trump’s management of the outbreak.
“When you have a president of the United States who is just dismissing it like it’s some, you know, thing he can just flick away or magically wave a wand, instead of stepping up to say, ‘My people are in crisis, and I need to step up to take care of them,'” Harris said. “He doesn’t have it in him.”
During her appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” on Sunday, she told Dana Bash she “would not trust his word” on a potential coronavirus vaccine.
She stressed there is not a lot “we can trust that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth.”