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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE and his campaign debuted their first ad targeting Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris honors Ginsburg, visits Supreme Court The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump and Biden vie for Minnesota | Early voting begins in four states | Blue state GOP governors back Susan Collins Kamala Harris: Black Americans have been 'disproportionately harmed' by Trump MORE (D-Calif.) just minutes after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral 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 BlackburnDemocrats smell blood with new DHS whistleblower complaint Hillicon Valley: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy | GOP senators unveil bill to update tech liability protections GOP senators unveil new bill to update tech liability protections 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 McDanielNational Urban League, BET launch National Black Voter Day Trump officials defend president's coronavirus response amid Woodward revelations Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response 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.