Delivering her acceptance speech as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Kamala Harris came out all guns blazing at US President Donald Trump accusing him of turning ‘tragedies into political weapons’. She said that the US is paying a heavy price of Trump’s failure to lead the country.
Harris touched upon various issues the US is facing, including racism and and economic crisis. “There is no vaccine for racism. We have got to do the work. None of us are free, until all of us are free,” she said on the third day of the Democratic National Convention.
“Right now, we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons. Joe will be a president who turns our challenges into purpose,” Harris, 55, said, adding,”
“Today, that country feels distant. Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.”
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“[I am] committed to the values she [my mother] taught me, to the word that teaches me to walk by faith, and not by sight, and to a vision passed on through generations of Americans — one that Joe Biden shares. A vision of our nation as a beloved community – where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we love,” she went on to add.
“A country where we may not agree on every detail, but we are united by the fundamental belief that every human being is of infinite worth, deserving of compassion, dignity and respect. A country where we look out for one another, where we rise and fall as one, where we face our challenges, and celebrate our triumphs. Together,” Kamala Harris said.