Trump campaign labels Harris 'Biden's liberal handler' in new ad

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE’s reelection campaign labeled Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump sued by Democrat over mob attack on Capitol Harris speaks with Netanyahu amid ICC probe Senate votes to take up COVID-19 relief bill MORE (D-Calif.) as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE’s “liberal handler” in an ad released Tuesday.

The president’s reelection campaign zeroed in on Harris in a second ad after Biden announced on Tuesday afternoon that he had selected her to be his running mate. The Trump campaign ad condemns Harris for comments she has made on "Medicare for All," gun reform, the Green New Deal and fracking, among other issues, characterizing her as a "socialist" candidate.

The spot begins with the phrase: “Meet phony Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s new liberal handler.” 


“She supports Bernie SandersBernie SandersMcConnell makes failed bid to adjourn Senate after hours-long delay Senate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Democrats break COVID-19 impasse with deal on jobless benefits MORE’s socialist takeover of your health care,” reads text that appears on screen that is followed by a clip of the California lawmaker saying, “I have always supported Medicare for All.”

It also says that Harris “wants to ban private health insurance plans,” followed by a clip of her saying: “Let’s eliminate all that. Let’s move on.” 

After going through a series of statements, the ad says, “Joe Biden is weak. He says he’s a ‘transition’ candidate. Phony Kamala Harris is his political living will.”

The Trump campaign released another ad minutes after Biden had declared the California senator to be his vice presidential candidate. Both ads seek to paint Harris as a far-left candidate who will influence Biden with her ideas.

Harris will be the first woman of color on a major party’s presidential ticket after she is nominated during the Democratic National Convention next week.