JOE Biden has lashed out at "whining" Donald Trump for attacks on Kamala Harris and said the President has a "problem with strong women."
Biden mocked Trump during his and Harris' first joint appearance for a socially-distanced speech after she was named the Democratic Vice Presidential pick.
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"You could have set your watches to it," Biden said, describing how the president has called Harris "nasty," "whiny," and "mean." "Donald Trump has already started his attacks on [Kamala Harris]."
"Whining is what Donald Trump does best," Biden declared. [He] has a problem with a strong woman, or strong women across the board."
Biden praised his running mate, telling the crowd how "she's never backed down from a challenge" and "earned every accolade and achievement."
"This morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up – especially, little black and brown girls – today and maybe, just maybe, they're seeing themselves for the first time in a new way."
Likewise, Harris blamed the president for the extent of the coronavirus crisis in the United States, telling the audience Trump felt he was above the health experts.
"So, when other countries opened for business, what did we do? We had to shut down again," she said. "Like everything else [Trump] inherited, he ran [the economy] straight into the ground."
Their appearance wrapped up shortly after 5.30 pm local time and the pair walked off the stage to the tune of Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up."
A power outage prompted the start of their first joint campaign appearance to be delayed as a storm passed through Wilmington, Delaware.
The pair were originally set to begin their speech at 3.50pm on Wednesday – but they instead started an hour later.
"We seemed to have had a brief partial power outage – there are bad storms moving fast through the area – but power is now back," according to radio pool reporter @scottdetrow," a tweet read.
Their virtual appearance comes one day after US Senator Kamala Harris was chosen named as Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 Presidential election.
Biden and Harris arrived in his hometown in Wilmington, Delaware at Alexis Dupont High School – and will adhere to social distancing guidelines during their speech.
The podium appeared to be wiped down to rid of germs before they began their speeches.
They are "working together to restore the soul of the nation and fight for working families to move the country forward," according to the Biden campaign.
Their appearance comes days before Biden, 77, officially accepts the Democratic presidential nomination.
Biden's wife Jill and Harris' spouse Doug Emhoff are reportedly set to attend.
Harris is the first black woman to serve in the role and was once a considered a candidate for the top Democratic job.
Earlier today, Biden wrote to Twitter: "Together, Kamala and I are going to fight every single day in the White House to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans.
He added: "Kamala never shies away from fighting tooth and nail for what's right. It's why I chose her to be my running mate."
Harris revealed her excitement to be Biden's VP pick in a video showing when she accepted the offer.
In tweet released Wednesday morning, Harris describes her upbringing and shows the moment the Democratic presidential candidate asked her to be his running mate.
"You ready to go to work?" Biden asks a computer screen as he takes off and folds his mask.
"Oh my god. I am so ready to go to work," Harris responds as music picks up in the background and a slight smile stretches across Biden's face.
The almost two minute video shared by Harris was watched more than 1.7 million times within hours after it was tweeted.
"I was raised to take action. My mother knew that she was raising two Black daughters who would be treated differently because of how they looked," a voiceover by Harris begins over photos of her and her sister when they were younger.
The slideshow continues as Harris describes her rise to power as California's Attorney General and then U.S. Senator.
"Right now, America needs action. In the middle of a pandemic, the president is trying to rip away healthcare," she said.
Harris was revealed as Biden's pick for the 2020 US Presidential race on August 11, 2020.
The 55-year-old is an American attorney and politician who is currently serving as the junior US Senator for California since 2017.
She was born in Oakland, California and is married to Douglas Emhoff who is also a lawyer.
If his wife is elected and inaugurated, Emhoff would become the first Second Gentleman of the United States.
As of August 2019, Harris and her husband had an estimated net worth of $5.8 million, as reported by Forbes.
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