Oct 8th 2020 – The contenders for US vice-president have clashed over the coronavirus pandemic in their only debate ahead of next month’s election.
Democrat Kamala Harris called Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic “the greatest failure of any presidential administration” in history.
Vice-President Mike Pence, a Republican, said the Democratic Party’s pandemic plan amounted to “plagiarism”.
Wednesday night’s meeting was a civil debate between two smooth communicators compared to last week’s belligerent showdown between Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden, which degenerated into insults and name-calling.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Mr. Trump with 26 days to go to the vote.