Mike Pence Blasts Kamala Harris After She Said She Wouldn't Take a Vaccine Only Recommended by Trump | 22 Words

Last night's vice residential debate saw Senator Kamala Harris ridicule the Trump administration's handling of COVID-19 and share what she really thought of the president's "rushed" vaccine. But Mike Pence had Trump's back and tried his best to put her in her place... But it didn't quite have the effect he was hoping for.

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The first and only vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris took place last night...

It was a far more civil affair than the debate between President Trump and former Vice President Biden.

However, it didn't stop Kamala Harris from throwing some shots at Trump...

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And what she thought about the COVID vaccine.

And being the loyal side-man that he is, Mike Pence tried his best to put her on blast...

But according to the public's reaction, he might have done himself more damage than good and the video is proof of that. Let's take a look at what ensued last night.

The pair sat the debate with a Plexiglass shield between them...

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A health and safety precaution requested by the Biden-Harris campaign, the Associated Press reported.

However, concerns regarding the distance between the podiums were rife.

Many were worried about Pence's exposure to the virus, considering the President was infected just a few days ago.

People thought the whole debate should have been virtual...

As should all future debates planned for this year.

The moderator for the debate was Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today.

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Which is dominated heavily by the coronavirus crisis, the very thing that hospitalized the President just days ago.

But despite the health concerns...

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Both candidates came and brought the thunder.

The California senator had apparently “planned a handful of anti-Trump zingers"...

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But, given the President’s ill-health, decided to tone it down.

The California senator's first fifteen minutes was definitely the highlight of the debate...

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Helped by the focus on COVID-19, and the Trump administration's botched handling of the pandemic.

She even said that Trump purposely downplayed the severity of the virus...

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"They knew and they covered it up."

Harris has previously said she wouldn't trust Trump's vaccine recommendation...

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Suggesting that public health would be the last thing on his mind, given the election coming up. And people clearly agreed with her...

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Trump has repeatedly pushed for a vaccine to be ready by the election, despite health experts informing him that isn't realistic.

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He has also undermined top health officials and calling FDA guidelines for extra safety testing the vaccine a "political hit job." This is coming from the same man that suggested other dangerous techniques to "defeat" the virus.

It's not hard to see why Harris wouldn't trust a vaccine based on Trump's word alone...

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"If Dr. Fauci, the doctors, tell us that we should take it, I'll be the first in line to take it," Harris said. "But if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I'm not going to take it."

Mike Pence tried to criticize her view...

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Saying that her comments have caused the public to become less confident in a vaccine that the Trump administration is pushing for.

But Harris has made it clear that she isn't questioning the credibility of the medical professionals...

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Just the way the Trump administration has gone about it, and "muzzled" the experts.

Public willingness to take a vaccine has dropped from seventy-one percent in May to fifty-one percent in September.

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Vice President Mike Pence attacked Harris for her answer, worried her targeting the Trump administration would cause people to have less trust in a vaccine.

This is what he had to say in response...

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"I just ask you to stop playing politics with people's lives, the fact that you continue to undermine public confidence in a vaccine, if a vaccine emerges in the Trump administration, is unconscionable." But even though he tried his best to shut her down, he ended up looking more like the fool according to the comments...

Watch the interaction here:

Yikes.

All in all, it seems as though people are pretty hesitant to accept a vaccine that feels as though it's being rushed through.

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