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"There is no vaccine for racism'' -- Kamala Harris Assails on Trump in DNC Speech

"There is no vaccine for racism'' -- Kamala Harris Assails on Trump in DNC Speech

During her speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Sen. Kamala Harris  stood proudly as the representative of whole black with sparking smile and accepts the nomination to be the 2020 Democratic vice presidential candidate, joining Joe Biden to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

The California senator pledged to speak "truths" to the American public.

The first black woman and South Asian American on a major US presidential ticket, she started her speech praising the successful women leaders and the woman behind her successs-- she said she inherited a passion for public service from her immigrant mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist.

Ms Harris - the child of immigrants from India and Jamaica - pledged that she and Mr Biden would revive a country fractured by the coronavirus pandemic and racial tension.

"We're at an inflection point," she said, speaking live from a largely empty hotel ballroom in Mr Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

Attacking Mr Trump, she continued: "The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid. The callousness makes us feel alone. It's a lot.

"And here's the thing: We can do better and deserve so much more.

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"We must elect a president who will bring something different, something better, and do the important work."

"There is no vaccine for racism," she said. "We've got to do the work."

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She continued: "Donald Trump's failure has cost lives and livelihoods."

"Right now, we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons," she added.

Although she's been attacked by some on the left for her prosecutorial background, Ms Harris tried to turn that into a benefit for a general election audience, speaking of how she always tries to fight for justice.

President Trump swiftly hit back, tweeting about Ms Harris' previous attack on Mr Biden over his record on race issues, while they were both rivals for the Democratic White House nomination.

Also on Wednesday, former US President Barack Obama launched his most withering direct attack yet on Mr Trump, accusing his Republican successor of treating the White House like "one more reality show".

On Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, also assailed the man who thwarted her White House ambitions.

Speaking from her home in Chappaqua, New York, she said: "I wish Donald Trump had been a better president. But, sadly, he is who he is."

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