Kamala Harris would not say whether she would take a vaccine for Covid-19 that is approved and distributed before the election, saying she does not trust President Trump, and that it would have to come from a credible source of information, according to an interview she did with CNN.
Harris spoke inside Founder’s Library at Howard University, her alma mater, in Washington, DC with CNN's Dana Bash.
“Well, I think that's going to be an issue for all of us,” the Democratic vice presidential candidate said. “I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he's talking about. I will not take his word for it. He wants us to inject bleach. No, I will not take his word.”
Harris did not project confidence that public health experts and scientists would get the last word about a vaccine.
“[I]f past is prologue that they will not, they'll be muzzled, they'll be suppressed, they will be sidelined because he's looking at election coming up in less than 60 days. And he's grasping for whatever he can get to pretend that he has been a leader on this issue when it's not," she said.