President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics.
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The press conference began shortly before 2:30 p.m. PST on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
The Republican president said on Fox Business Network that among the sticking points over a new virus relief package were Democrats’ demand for billions of dollars to assist states in protecting the election and to help postal workers process mail-in ballots.
Due to the pandemic, the DNC convention is being scaled down to the size of a computer screen.
Trump has repeatedly called Kamala Harris “nasty” and has leaned into appeals that appear stuck in a fictionalized version of the 1950s.
Ellen L. Weintraub, a commissioner on the FEC, said voters should prepare for the possibility that we won’t know the full results on election night, but that doesn’t mean something has gone wrong.
The pair will later sit down together for an online fundraiser designed to let small donors get a fresh glimpse of what the Democratic presidential ticket will look like together.
Before Sen. Harris was tapped as Joe Biden's running mate for the 2020 race, she ran for president and nabbed an endorsement from Newsom but later bowed out in late 2019.
For many Black women, Sen. Kamala Harris' selection as Joe Biden's running mate represents a full-circle moment after fighting for generations to have their voices heard and political aspirations recognized.
Prior to becoming president, Donald Trump donated $6,000 to Harris' re-election campaign. Ivanka Trump gave $2,000.
Throughout her political career, Kamala Harris has proven that a woman of color can win elections, from her victory in 2003 as San Francisco District Attorney to her election as California Attorney General, and then as California's first Black and Asian-American female U.S. Senator, she has now reached national prominence with a place on the Democratic ticket.
A former presidential contender herself, Sen. Harris made history as the first African-American woman to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.
Born in Oakland, California to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, Harris won her first election in 2003 when she became San Francisco’s district attorney.
The pick fulfills the Democratic presidential contender’s promise to select a woman as his running mate, and puts to rest the sometimes bristly rivalry the pair shared during the early phase of the Democratic primary.
Kamala Harris's rising political career began with roots right here in the Bay Area.
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With a decision looming, Biden’s campaign on Tuesday announced a team of nine Democratic strategists and operatives who will help the eventual running mate handle the responsibilities and stress of serving on the ticket of a major political party during a presidential general election.
The four-day event to formally nominate Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate for president has been scaled back to a nearly all virtual event due to the coronavirus. But Wisconsin officials will still have prominent roles, based on details released by the Democratic National Convention Committee on Tuesday.
Biden’s campaign has refused to comment on his search, but his team has been in recent contact with a small group of finalists that includes at least four women of color: California Sen. Kamala Harris, former national security adviser Susan Rice, California Rep. Karen Bass and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth.