Less than an hour after the first debate had wrapped up, Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris joined CNN's Jake Tapper with her reaction to the night's event.
She blasted President Trump for not condemning white supremacists when given the opportunity to do so, accusing him of "dog whistling through a bull horn," but Harris also said "the American people benefited from a very clear contrast" between the two men.
Harris went on to say that the President has created policies that would end training against racial bias and contrasted the stark difference between Biden and Trump.
"On the one hand, Donald Trump continuously, throughout his campaign for president, throughout his presidency, spending full-time trying to sow hate and division, trying to get the American people to turn on each other. On the other hand, a Joe Biden who speaks with a calm voice, respecting the dignity of all people, recognizing the kind of division that has taken place in our country because of Donald Trump and there with a genuine, genuine goal of unifying our country once, God-willing, he wins this election," the California senator said.
Asked whether Biden should participate in a second or third debate following the chaos of the evening, Harris replied:
"Joe Biden is never going to refuse to talk to the American people and have any opportunity to stand and speak directly to American families and speak about the issues, speak the truth, and address the facts of where we are now, but also address the hopes and dreams of the American family in terms of where we can be, and Joe's got a plan for dealing with those hopes and aspirations as well."
Watch the full interview below: