They went after right away…
But the throw downs seem soft ……
Republicans DO have to be careful with Trump behind and tem having problems with the women vote…
Just one day after Kamala Harris was named the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Trump campaign advisers and allies are expressing concern that the GOP’s initial fumbling response to her selection signals there is no clear strategy to define the historic pick in the weeks ahead, according to several people involved in the discussions.
Despite having months to prepare for the probable outcome that Harris would be chosen, the Trump re-election effort countered with a series of contradictory and at times confusing messages about the California senator, from her record as a California prosecutor to her positioning in the party.
Some allies of the president said they were stunned that the rejoinder appeared to be so flat-footed and incongruous, reiterating that President Donald Trump and his campaign have had troublelanding a punch on the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, and expressing concern that the same issue could take place with Harris.
“They struggled to attack her when she was running and will struggle now,” one former Trump campaign official said.
At the same time as Trump’s allies labeled Harris as being too tough on crime, she was also lumped in with anti-police leftists.
She was repeatedly painted by the GOP as a “tool of the radical left,” but then the Republican National Committee argued liberals were “revolting” against the pick.
And Trump himself didn’t seem to know the plan of attack against Harris, even though it was increasingly obvious Biden was going to select a woman of color for the role. At a news conference Tuesday evening, Trump had to ask a reporter to repeat the nickname his own campaign used in advertising and fundraising appeals released minutes after the announcement.
The president failed to mention the historic nature of the decision but speaking with reporters Wednesday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway acknowledged Harris’ significance. Then she slammed Harris both for being “very much part of the radical left” and too hard on crime, arguing “she left nobody happy on law and order when it was the number-one job she had.”
Conway called her a “safe and unsurprising pick,” while Trump said Tuesday he was “surprised” that Biden chose her. And Vice President Mike Pence told an Arizona audience it was “no surprise” Harris was added to the ticket….