Donald Trump suggests Joe Biden ‘insults men’ by choosing a woman as his running mate. Yes, he actually said this
Hours before Kamala Harris was named Joe Biden’s running mate, Donald Trump suggested his Democratic rival was insulting men by choosing a woman as his vice presidential nominee.
Joe Biden said it would be his “great honour” to run with Kamala Harris, a staunch LGBT+ ally, against the president and Mike Pence in the November 3 election, confirming his pick on Tuesday (August 11). She becomes the first Black woman, the first Asian-American person, and the fourth woman in US history to be named on a major party ticket.
The California senator was widely-expected to be picked by Biden after he pledged to choose a woman as his running mate, something Trump took issue with in a radio interview hours before the announcement.
“He said that, and some people would say that men are insulted by that and some people would say it’s fine. I don’t know,” Trump told Clay Travis on Fox Sports Radio Tuesday morning.
To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Trump said he would have “gone a different route”. Lest we forget, his own running mate is a ragingly homophobic white man.
Despite this, Trump said that ultimately it doesn’t matter who runs as vice president, as America is only truly interested in the top of the ticket.
“They don’t vote for the vice president, like you can pick George Washington to be your vice president,” he said.
“Let’s pick up Abraham Lincoln coming back from the dead. They just don’t seem to vote for the vice president.”
Donald Trump thinks Kamala Harris is – shock – a ‘nasty’ woman.
While it remains to be seen how Harris’ addition to the ticket will affect the Democrats numbers, so far Biden has been trouncing Trump in almost every recent poll. The latest national polling average from RealClearPolitics puts Biden more than seven percentage points ahead of Trump, and four or more points ahead in four of the six top battlegrounds (in the remaining two, he is ahead by one to two points).
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And yet, Trump believes that his numbers are “getting very good” and will go “even much higher” between now and November.
“Joe’s going to have to stand on his own two feet, and we’re doing really well,” he claimed.
Despite his bravado, Trump was quick to launch a series of desperate and disjointed attacks on Harris following her nomination.
Much like Hillary Clinton and virtually any other woman who has dared to disagree with him, he labelled Harris “nasty” and criticised her liberal voting record during a press conference.
“She is a person that’s told many, many stories that weren’t true,” said Trump, who according to the Washington Post has made more than 20,000 false of misleading claims while in office.