Biden, Harris hold 1st joint event as Trump attacks ramp up

Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor, joined Joe Biden at a socially distanced event in a Delaware high school gym and highlighted their personal family connection and called out the sitting president.
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Transcript for Biden, Harris hold 1st joint event as Trump attacks ramp up
Want to turn to the official launch of the biden/harris campaign. The newly unveiled democratic ticket making their first appearance together as well as making history. Senator Harris becoming the first woman of color nominated for vice president by a major party. Sharing her extraordinary story but also going on the attack against president trump and vice president pence. Harris and Biden saying, we are locked in a, quote, battle for the soul of the nation. ABC's Mary Bruce in Washington with the latest. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Well, this is a rollout unlike anything we have ever seen before. The historic biden/harris ticket making its debut before socially distanced group of press and staff. No massive rally. No big applause, but together they are trying to make it clear this is a true partnership and that they're ready to take on trump. This morning, kamala Harris is officially on board. And on the attack. The case against Donald Trump and Mike pence is open and shut. Reporter: The former prosecutor laying out the stakes. This is what happens when we elect a guy who just isn't up for the job. Our country ends up in Tatters. And so does our reputation around the world. Reporter: At a socially distanced event in a Dell care high school gym Joe Biden introduced his history making pick saying her story is America's story. This morning, all across the nation little girls woke up, especially little black and browning girls, who saw often feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today, today just maybe they're seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as the stuff of president and vice presidents. Reporter: The campaign revealing the moment Biden asked Harris to join the ticket, the first black woman and first asian-american to be tapped to be vice president. Hi, hi, hi, sorry to keep you. That's all right. You ready to go to work? Oh, my god. I'm so ready to go to work. Reporter: The former rivals eager to show they're a team highlighting their personal family connection. Biden recalling Harris' friendship with his late son Kamala, you've been an honorary Biden for quite some time. I know how much beau respected kamala and her work and that mattered a lot to me to be honest with you as I made this decision. Let me just tell you about beau Biden, I learned quickly that beau was the kind of guy who inspired people to be a better version of themselves. He really was the best of us. And when I would ask him where do you get that? Where did this come from, he'd always talk about his dad. Reporter: Biden is now standing up for Harris defending her against the president's insults. Donald Trump has already started his attacks calling kamala, quote, nasty, whining about how she's, quote, mean to his appointees, it's no surprise because whining is what Donald Trump does best, better than any president in American history. Is anyone surprised Donald Trump has a problem with a strong woman or strong women across the board? Reporter: Now this morning our new ABC news ipsos poll shows kamala Harris is both relatively well known and well liked, in fact, she is the only candidate on both tickets to have a net positive favorability rating, whit. Mary, thanks so much.

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