Donald Trump claimed Sunday morning that Kamala Harris is the most liberal lawmaker in Congress – even more so than progressive Senator Bernie Sanders.
‘She is super liberal,’ the president insisted in an interview with former Fox News commentator Eric Bolling on his show ‘America This Week’ on Sinclair. ‘I have actually heard that she is the most liberal person in Congress. More liberal than Bernie Sanders.’
Trump didn’t miss his opportunity to issue another round of attacks on Senator Harris after Biden announced last week she will be running on the Democratic ticket as his vice president.
‘Kamala’s a socialist,’ he continued in the one-on-one pre-recorded interview, adding that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden had been ‘brought over’ to the far-left.
Comparing the vice presidential candidate to Sanders comes as the progressive Vermont senator prepares to throw his support – and in turn the support of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party – behind Biden and Harris amid concerns from far-left factions over some of Biden’s middle-of-the-line stances.
President Donald Trump assured Sunday morning in the wake of Joe Biden choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate that she is ‘the most liberal person in Congress’
‘[She is] more liberal than Bernie Sanders,’ Trump said during an interview. ‘Kamala’s a socialist,’ he continued, adding: ‘She’s really going to be running it’
During an interview with former Fox News host Eric Bolling (pictured) on his show ‘America This Week’ on Sinclair, Trump said Kamala is ‘not a person that’s liked’ and claimed ‘people will fall out of love with her very quickly’
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden (right) announced last week that he selected California Senator Kamala Harris (left) as his running mate
Senator Bernie Sanders (center), and in turn the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, is throwing his support behind Biden and Harris throw a slew of media appearances
‘She’s really going to be running it,’ Trump added of Harris, assuring Bolling: ‘She is a disaster.’
‘She’s not a person that’s liked,’ he lambasted the first woman who will appear on a major party’s presidential ballot. ‘I think people will fall out of love with her very quickly.’
Trump also pointed to the primary elections earlier this year, where Harris earned little support from Democratic voters.
She was one of the seven candidates who withdrew from the race after states began to certify candidates for ballot spots – meaning she didn’t even make the ballot in most states.
Trump has pointed to Harris earning only 2 per cent of the vote in elections where she appeared on the ticket, and claimed Sunday that primary elections ‘the ultimate accurate poll.’
Since Biden announced Harris last week, Trump has had some choice words for the half Indian, half Jamaican former California prosecutor, including calling her ‘mad’ and ‘nasty.’
‘She’s the worst in the Senate. She was the nastiest of anybody in the Senate. She was the worst, meanest person,’ Trump reiterated to Bolling. ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’
Sanders is appearing for a round of virtual television interviews on several Sunday morning programs ahead of his Monday speech for the Democratic National Convention.
The independent Vermont lawmaker and former 2016 and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate will make a speech at the all-virtual event ahead of former first lady Michelle Obama’s remarks.
Also representing the progressive wing of the party will be New York City Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has a 60-second speaking slot on the second night of the four-night convention.
On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez will also share the virtual stage with Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and former President Bill Clinton.
AOC was an organizer from Sanders’ campaign in the 2016 presidential race before launching her own political ambitions.
Biden vowed virtually from the time he became the last man standing in early April that he would choose a female running mate and received pressure in recent months to choose a woman of color in the midst of months-long nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.
Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist who ran for the Democratic presidential primary in 2016 and 2020, earned a speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, where he will voice his backing for Biden – a more middle-of-the-line Democrat
During Trump’s interview with Bolling Sunday morning, the president lashed out against Democratic-run cities for continued unrest from the protests and riots sparked from outrage between the black community and law enforcement.
He said he was forced to act federally to stop some unrest because ‘Democratic-run cities’ do not give enough power to police officers and other state and local level law enforcement.
‘They have to respect law enforcement and they have to give law enforcement back their strength, back their teeth, back their power to protect people,’ Trump said.
Trump secured this week the endorsement of the New York Police Department, which is the country’s largest police union.