President Donald Trump tore into leading Democratic female politicians on Thursday, slinging a series of insults and negative remarks in just a few hours.
"Now you have a, sort of a mad woman I call her, because she was so angry and such hatred with Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh," Trump told Fox Business Network in an interview, referring to Harris. "She was the angriest of the group, and they were all angry."
Trump also took to Twitter, bashing “the Fake News Media” for granting Joe Biden’s newly announced running mate a “free pass” and overlooking her “Radical Left failures and very poor run in the Democrat Primary.”
"There was nobody meaner or more condescending to Slow Joe, not even me, and yet she quickly evaporated down to almost zero in the polls. Bad!" Trump added.
The president also told Fox that the GOP will win back the House since Pelosi is “stone-cold crazy,” even though the two haven’t spoken in months as their polarizing political views have empowered their ability to convene and talk with each other — even during a public health crisis.
Trump also ripped into another notable female politician on Capitol Hill — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"AOC was a poor student. I won’t say where she went to school, it doesn’t matter," Trump said. "This is not even a smart person, other than she’s got a good line of stuff. I mean, she goes out and she yaps. These guys, they’re all afraid of her."
Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University less than a decade ago and quickly responded to Trump’s remarks via Twitter.
"Let’s make a deal, Mr. President: You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student. Loser has to fund the Post Office," she tweeted, referring to Trump’s refusal to provide funding for the US Postal Service just before the presidential elections where offering mail-in voting has been in the talks.
Trump’s remarks about the three women come after a series of tweets and attacks against Harris’s candidacy as vice president. Just hours after receiving the running mate spot, Trump tweeted a video, dubbing Harris as a “phony” and a member of the “radical left.”
The president’s campaign insists that Harris must be prepared to “answer the tough questions”.
"Somebody that wants to be vice president of the United States or president of the United States regardless of their gender, whether they are male or female, they ought to be able to answer the tough questions without saying, 'Oh no you can't speak about women a certain way,'" White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Wednesday.
The president’s remarks bashing female politicians could tamper his overall voter support from women, as a Monmouth University poll reported this week that he trails behind Biden among women, standing at 32 percent of support, while Biden has 61 percent.
Another poll, conducted by CBS News Battleground Tracker found that Biden leads Trump in Florida, Texas and Arizona among women likely voters — which are crucial states needed for Biden to steal the White House.
Rachel Bucchino is a reporter at the National Interest. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and The Hill.