USA – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris have attacked “whining” President Donald Trump as an incompetent leader who has left the US “in tatters”.
The pair held their first campaign event together, a day after Biden unveiled Harris as his number two.
President Trump has hit back, saying Harris had “dropped like a rock” in her own presidential bid.
Biden will face Trump, a Republican, in November’s election.
Wednesday’s event held at a school in Wilmington, Delaware, was not open to the public, with Biden, 77, citing coronavirus prevention needs. Biden and Harris walked on stage wearing masks to address a group of masked journalists.
Biden noted that Harris , a US senator from California, was the first woman of colour to serve as a presidential running mate for a major US party.
“The choice we make this November is going to decide the future of America for a very, very long time.”
He continued: “Donald Trump has already started his attacks, calling Kamala, quote, nasty, whining about how she is, quote, mean to his appointees.
“It’s not a surprise because whining is what Donald Trump does best, better than any president in American history.
“Is anybody surprised that Donald Trump has a problem with a strong woman, or strong women across the board?”