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Kamala Harris: Trump's handling of Covid-19 'greatest failure of any presidential administration'

“Well, the American people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country.”

These were the first words said in the Vice-presidential debate by Democrat nominee Kamala Harris, kicking off the issue of Covid-19 in the US.

Speaking directly to the camera, just as Democratic nominee Joe Biden did in his first debate with President Donald Trump, Harris said, “They knew what was happening, and they didn’t tell you.”

In response, Vice President Mike Pence said, “President Trump and I trust the American people to make choices in the best interest of their health.”

“We’re about freedom and respecting the freedom of the American people.”

Read the full round-up of the Vice-presidential debate here:

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