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Trump Calls on Biden, Harris to Apologize for Their ‘Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric’

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President Donald Trump demanded on Monday that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) apologize for what he called “their reckless …
President Donald Trump demanded on Monday that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) apologize for what he called “their reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric,” the latest in an escalating war of words over a COVID-19 vaccine which has the possibility of being approved before or after Election Day. The president made the demand during the opening portion of his Labor Day speech delivered at the White House. He was apparently responding to remarks by Harris aired on CNN the day before in which the Democratic vice presidential nominee suggested that she would not trust any vaccine developed under the Trump administration. “Biden and his very liberal running mate—the most liberal person in Congress by the way, who’s not a competent person in my opinion, would destroy this country and would destroy this economy—should immediately apologize for their reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric that they are talking right now, talking about endangering lives,” Trump said. “It’s political rhetoric,” the president added. “That’s all it is, just for politics.” In an interview aired on Sept.6 on CNN, Harris said she would not Trust anything Trump says and would only trust the scientists, who, she predicted, would be suppressed. “If past is prologue, that they will not, that will be muzzled, they will be suppressed, they will be sidelined, because he’s looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days, and he’s grasping for whatever he can get to pretend that he has been a leader on this issue, when he has not,” Harris said. Biden has long insinuated that a vaccine developed by the Trump administration may be compromised by political pressure.

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