In their first physical appearance together, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry Wednesday to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of US President Donald Trump.
Harris was particularly sharp in her criticism against Trump, saying it is true that the coronavirus has impacted almost every country, “but there’s a reason it has hit America worse than any other advanced nation”. “It’s because of Trump’s failure to take it seriously from the start,” she said.
Trump, on the other hand, called Harris a “very unusual” and “risky” pick as a running mate by Biden, given their past differences. “She mocked him. Openly mocked him. That’s why I thought that was a very risky pick. Because I’m sure that’ll be played back not necessarily by me but others. It’ll be played back,” he said.
Meanwhile, starting Thursday, Facebook users in US who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages – labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election. It’s the social network’s latest step to to combat election-related misinformation on its platform as the November 3 election nears – one in which many voters may be submitting ballots by mail for the first time.