Kamala Harris is “not competent” to be President, US President Donald Trump has said as he launched an attack on the senator’s credentials.
While addressing a campaign at a Republican campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday, Donald Trump said he would support seeing a female president in the US but suggested that his daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump would be a better candidate for such a role.
55-year-old Kamala Harris was a presidential aspirant until last year before she dropped out of the race because of lack of popular support. Ms Harris returned to political limelight after Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, picked her as his running mate in the November 3 election.
Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Kamala Harris is the first Indian-American and first Black woman to be picked by a major American political party for the top post.
“You know I want to see the first woman President also, but I don’t want to see a woman president get into that position the way she’d do it, and she’s not competent,” Donald Trump said.
“She’s not competent,” he said amidst applause from his supporters, a few of whom screamed Ivanka Trump, at an election rally on Friday.
“They’re all saying, ‘We want Ivanka’. I don’t blame you,” he said responding to his supporters.
This was Trump’s first election rally after he formally accepted the nomination of the Republican Party on Thursday for the presidential election.