Following Kamala Harris' savage takedown of Vice President Pence during last night's debate, Donald Trump has come forward with some harsh words for the Democratic challenger...
Evidently, Harris has struck a nerve with the president.
via: GettyThe Democratic vice presidential nominee put on one hell of a show at the first and only Vice Presidential debate of the year, but not everybody was too impressed...
Unsurprisingly, President Trump isn't Harris' biggest hype guy.And he has made this very clear in a recent interview, where he went as far as to label her as a "monster" and a "communist."
Now, the Vice Presidential Debate was an explosive evening, to say the least.
via: GettyLast night, Harris went head-to-head with Trump’s Vice-president, Mike Pence, in the year's first and only vice presidential debate.
The pair debated twelve feet apart, with Plexiglass shields separating them...
via: GettyA health and safety precaution requested by the Biden-Harris campaign, the Associated Press reported.
However, concerns regarding the distance between the podiums were still rife throughout the night.
This is INSANE!! Move the damn podiums MUCH further apart! There’s no reason in the world to have @KamalaHarris sta… https://t.co/I7t1tEMl9b— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1602073541.0
And many even believed that thanks to the virus, the whole debate should have been virtual...
What are they thinking. The #VicePresidentialDebate should ABSOLUTELY NOT be in person. They SHOULD & CAN successf… https://t.co/LrzPXmV9db— #RestoreTheVRA (@#RestoreTheVRA)1601760303.0
Despite these concerns, however, the debate went ahead.
via: GettySusan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today, moderated the event, which was dominated heavily by the coronavirus crisis, the very thing that hospitalized the President just days ago.
The virus became the main talking point of the event.
via: GettyIn the 90-minute live debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Harris accused Pence and the president of deliberately misleading Americans about the lethality of coronavirus. "They knew, and they covered it up."
However, Pence shot back by accusing the Biden-Harris campaign of copying the White House's pandemic strategy...
via: GettyReferring to a blunder that ended Biden's 1987 run for the presidency when he plagiarized a speech.
Page then quizzed Harris on whether she would be taking any government-approved vaccine in the run-up to the election...
via: GettyIn which Harris responded by stating firmly that she "would not take a jab touted by Mr. Trump without the say-so of medical professionals."
Of course, this didn't sit well with Pence, who heads the White House coronavirus task force.
via: GettyHe retorted: "The fact that you continue to undermine public confidence in a vaccine if the vaccine emerges during the Trump administration I think is unconscionable."
Putting the pandemic to one side, a whole array of other topics were brushed upon throughout the evening...
"We are talking about an election in 27 days where last week, the President of the United States, in front of 70 mi… https://t.co/cJFrqbyOSp— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1602123683.0
However, Pence doesn't think our country has any racism issues.
"I trust our justice system, a grand jury that refused the evidence" -- Pence says he thinks justice was done in th… https://t.co/t62x4dvRNJ— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1602123447.0
And, of course, there were some more lighthearted moments, too.
Pence has had a fly on his head for about 5 minutes https://t.co/BGrgePazDG— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1602123533.0
And, of course...
via: GettyThere were Harris' golden moments.
Firstly, viewers relished when the Californian senate politely - but firmly - put Pence back in his place.
Kamala Harris takes a more polite approach to being interrupted compared to Joe Biden's exclamation for Trump to 's… https://t.co/2eRhbgXdjs— Sky News (@Sky News)1602132673.0
And, in between the policy talk, many viewers had one big takeaway:
via: GettyHarris' facial reactions when Pence repeatedly interrupted her were nothing short of iconic.
Here's a snippet of her in action.The glare, the hair tuck... Everything about this is perfect.
She pulled many faces throughout the evening...
tonight’s debate in four perfect Kamala Harris reaction shots https://t.co/grcCbQJicU— Kay Taylor Rea (@Kay Taylor Rea)1602124018.0
However, there's one person who didn't find the whole thing to be iconic...
via: GettyAnd that's President Trump.
As stated earlier, Trump is less than impressed with Harris' performance...
via: GettyAnd he expressed this distaste profusely in a telephone interview with Fox News this morning.
Speaking about her debate performance, the president said:
During his interview, the president continued to refer to Harris as a “monster"...
via: GettyAnd at one point, he described her as the “monster who was on stage with Mike Pence."
Though, of course, this isn't the first time Trump has attacked Harris.
via: GettyThe president has routinely targeted Harris with name-calling attacks, referring to her as a “madwoman" in previous statements and falsely claiming she may not be eligible to serve in the vice presidency.
So are we really surprised?
via: GettyNo, we are not. For more on the ongoing election campaigns, keep scrolling to read about the prospect of a virtual debate...