A live television debate between the contenders for vice-president ahead of next month’s United States election faced severe clashes over the COVID-19 pandemic. Democratic Kamala Harris accused President Trump of the greatest failure of any U.S. presidential administration in history. Mike Pence, the Republican Vice-President, said that the Republican’s pandemic plan announced to plagiarism.
Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris clashed Wednesday on the administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during the only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election. #FOX35 https://t.co/Wg24JEot8K
— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) October 8, 2020
Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential nominee, leads Donald Trump with twenty-six days to go to the general elections. Opinion polls indicate the U.S. Republican president is trailing by single digits in a handful of battlefield states that will decide the winner. It was a public discussion between two smooth communicators compared to the previous week’s aggressive battle between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, which worsened into results and name-calling.
Pence didn’t interrupt as more as Trump last week, but when he did, Harris interjected. Indeed, the Wednesday viral moment that looked to make the most buzz. And it was a fly landing on the head of Pence and remaining there for some two minutes.
— Gary Robertson (@BBCGaryR) October 8, 2020
Main Talking point
In the ninety-minute discussion at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Kamala Harris accused Mike Pence and the president of intentionally misleading U.S. nationals about the deadliness of COVID-19. She said they knew, and they covered it up, and they had lost their right to re-election.
Mike Pence accused the Biden-Harris election campaign of copying the pandemic strategy of the White House, referring to a mistake that ended Biden’s 1987 ran for the U.S. presidency when he plagiarized a dialogue by then-British Labor leader Neil Kinnock. The moderator asked Harris whether she would take an approved coronavirus vaccine distributed ahead of the November election.
The fifty-five-year-old California senator said that she wouldn’t take a jab touted by Donald Trump without medical experts’ say-so. Pence, who leads the coronavirus task force of White House, responded: The fact that you continue to weaken public confidence in a coronavirus vaccine if the vaccine arises during the Trump administration, he thinks is unacceptable.
The plexiglass barriers differentiating the two speeches seated 3.6m (12 ft) apart stated a bright reminder of the coronavirus pandemic that killed over two lac U.S. nationals. Moreover, the U.S. president – who himself recovering health from the coronavirus – returned to the White House after staying three nights in the hospital, with his opinion poll numbers drooping.
On Wednesday, Trump announces that the contagious to the virus was a blessing from God that exposed him to experimental treatments he swore would become free for all nationals. The COVID-19 meanwhile spread through the White House’s West Wing, in addition to infecting figures inside the re-election campaign of the president and senior Pentagon officials.