Greatest failure: Kamala Harris blasts US Covid-19 response, says won’t take vaccine endorsed by Trump

Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic that has killed more than 210,000 Americans while Democratic vice president nominee Kamala Harris described the administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic as the “greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history” of the US.

Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger Senator Kamala Harris began the only vice presidential debate, amid concerns over President Donald Trump’s health after he was tested positive for Covid-19.

Sharpening attack on Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the president’s coronavirus task force, the 55-year-old California Senator said Americans have sacrificed too much due to the “incompetence of this administration”, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed over 200,000 American lives and battered the country’s economy.

“The American people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country,” Kamala Harris said at the beginning of the debate in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kamala Harris said people needed information they may “not want people to hear, but they need to hear so they can protect themselves.” “They’ve had to sacrifice far too much because of the incompetence of this administration,” Kamala Harris said.

President Donald Trump is facing criticism over his handling of the health crisis and downplaying the threat from the deadly virus. Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has accused Trump of hiding the facts from the American people.

Greatest failure: Kamala Harris blasts US Covid-19 response, says won’t take vaccine endorsed by Trump

Kamala Harrises as US Vice President Mike Pence answers a question during the 2020 vice presidential debate, Salt Lake City, US. (Reuters

Greatest failure: Kamala Harris blasts US Covid-19 response, says won’t take vaccine endorsed by Trump