Sunday, 13 Jun 2021

Kamala Harris says Donald Trump's election defeat means 'a new day for America'

Vice President-elect of the United States Kamala Harris says Donald Trump’s defeat at the polls means ‘a new day for America’ is dawning. Speaking in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday night Harris said: ‘Protecting our democracy takes struggle, takes sacrifice, but there is joy in it…because we the people, have a power to build a better future

‘And when our very democracy was on the ballot on this election with the very soul of America at stake with the world watching, you ushered in a new day for America.’

Making her first speech since Joe Biden won the presidential election earlier on Saturday, Harris also sought to distance herself from the Trump administration by speaking sympathetically about the impact of Covid-19 on Americans.

She said: ‘I know times have been challenging, especially the last several months. The grief, sorrow and pain. the worries, the struggle.s but we have also witnessed the courage the resilience, the generosity of your spirit.

‘You chose hope and unity, decency, science, and yes – truth. You chose Joe Biden as the next President of the United States of America.’

Harris went on to mention how she and Biden would work to beat the virus, rebuild a fairer economy, tackle systemic racism and the climate crisis.

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