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Trump campaign blasts 'phony' Harris after Biden names her VP

President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE and his campaign debuted their first ad targeting Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisImmigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border Priest who presided over Biden's inaugural mass resigns from university post after investigation MORE (D-Calif.) just minutes after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE named her as his running mate on Tuesday, dubbing the Democratic ticket "Slow Joe and Phony Kamala."

The ad, a preview of the attacks likely to come from the Trump campaign, blasts Harris for her positions during her own presidential campaign, citing her support for "Medicare for All" and embrace of police reform.

"Voters rejected Harris. They smartly spotted a phony," a narrator says in the ad, which Trump tweeted out. "But not Joe Biden. He’s not that smart. He’s called himself a transition candidate."

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Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, called Harris Biden's "political living will" in a statement, casting her as a vessel for far-left ideas that will overtake the man atop the ticket.

"Clearly, Phony Kamala will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party," Pierson said.

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The campaign doubled down on its criticism in a follow up press call, repeating claims Harris was a member of the far-left flank of the Democratic Party and that she was seeking to boost her own political career.

"What you're seeing with the selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate, this has completed the leftist takeover of the party and of their radical agenda," Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnHillicon Valley: Global cybersecurity leaders say they feel unprepared for attack | Senate Commerce Committee advances Biden's FTC nominee Lina Khan | Senate panel approves bill that would invest billions in tech Senate Commerce Committee advances Biden's FTC nominee Lina Khan The Memo: Trump's critics face wrath of GOP base MORE (R-Tenn.) said on the call. "Kamala Harris will be the most liberal leftist nominee for VP that our country has ever seen." 

The attempts to paint Harris as soft on crime and anti-police are at odds with criticism she has faced from some on the left over her time as a prosecutor and as California attorney general, and Biden has said he opposes calls from some activists to "defund the police."

Still, the Trump campaign ad is reflective of broader efforts by the campaign to portray Biden as a hapless puppet of more progressive members of the Democratic Party.

"A hiding, diminished, and incoherent Joe Biden didn’t just select a vice-presidential candidate, he chose the person who would actually be in charge the next four years if he is somehow able to win," Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielDetroit police chief planning GOP gubernatorial run against Whitmer New York Post deletes story alleging Kamala Harris book given to migrant children Virginia GOP reverses course, will let those with religious obligations cast absentee votes for Saturday convention MORE said in a statement, calling Harris's positions "well outside the mainstream for most Americans."

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Harris, in being named to the ticket, would become the first woman of color on a major party's presidential ticket upon her nomination next week.

Biden touted Harris in a tweet as "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." He also noted the personal friendship between her and his late son, Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015.

– Tal Axelrod contributed.