WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave a news conference Tuesday evening from the White House as seen in the video above.
President Donald Trump said he’s “a little surprised” that his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Trump told reporters at the White House briefing that Harris “was very disrespectful to Joe Biden” during the Democratic primaries, and said “it’s hard to pick somebody that’s that disrespectful.”
He’s also noted that Harris ”did very poorly” when she ran for the nomination — she dropped out in December — and said, “That’s like a poll.”
Trump tried to paint Harris as too far left, saying she wants to raise taxes, slash funds for the militarily and ban fracking. He also noted her tough questioning of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation hearing.
Trump said, “She was my No. 1 draft pick and we’ll see how she works out.”
Biden’s campaign announced his decision to pick Harris as his running mate earlier Tuesday.
Trump last month had said she would be “a fine choice.”
A man shot and wounded by a uniformed Secret Service officer, prompting President Donald Trump to be abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during yesterday’s televised news conference, had been threatening to kill people near the White House, two officials familiar with the matter said Tuesday. But he was apparently unarmed.
The man, Myron Basil Berryman, 51, of Forestville, Maryland, was arrested on a charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. He remained hospitalized with critical injuries on Tuesday, according to authorities.
The officials, who were briefed on the investigation, could not discuss the ongoing probe publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Berryman had approached the uniformed officer just before 6 p.m. Monday at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, just blocks from the White House, and told the officer he had a weapon, Secret Service Uniformed Division Chief Tom Sullivan said. He then moved aggressively toward the officer and appeared ready to fire before the officer shot him once, Sullivan said.
A police report obtained by the AP says Berryman “stated to Officer that he had gun.”
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