VP Kamala Harris Says She Is ‘Scared as Heck’ of a Trump Election Victory

The vice president expressed her concerns during an appearance on ABC’s ‘The View’

The prospects of another Donald Trump presidency does not sit well with Vice President Kamala Harris, The Hill reports.

During an appearance on ABC’s The View on Wednesday (Jan.17), Harris explained that she’s been motivated to campaign across the country to get the message out about the Biden Administration’s accomplishments and how Trump will lead the nation in the wrong direction if he is re-elected.

“I’m scared as heck, which is why I’m traveling our country,” Harris told the panel.

“There’s an old saying that there are only two ways to run for office, either without an opponent or scared. So on all of those points, yes, we should all be scared,” Harris continued.

The vice president also mentioned that in her recent visits to Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina revealed that the “Biden-Harris campaign faces the challenge of messaging to voters what they’ve been able to accomplish.”

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“We don’t run away from something when we’re scared, we fight back against it,” Harris continued. “So many of us know, when we are scared for the future of our children, do we then stay in bed with the covers over our heads? We can’t, we cannot.”

“President Biden and I and all of us who are part of this administration, we’ve got to earn reelection. There is no question. We got to be on the road. We have to earn the reelect and we have to communicate what we have achieved. And that is going to be one of our big challenges. We’ve done a lot of good work, we need to let people know who brought it to them,” Harris added.

Harris’ comments echo the sentiments shared by former First Lady Michelle Obama who said she is “terrified” to think what would happen if Trump was voted back into office.

“Our leaders matter. Who we select, who speaks for us, who holds that bully pulpit – it affects us in ways that sometimes I think people take for granted,” Obama said in an interview on Jay Shetty’s “On Purpose” podcast. "I am terrified about what could possibly happen."

“The fact that people think that government — ‘eh, does it really even do anything?’ — and I’m like ‘Oh my God, does government do everything for us, and we cannot take this democracy for granted,” Obama continued. “And I worry sometimes that we do. Those are the things that keep me up.”

People close to former President Barack Obama say that he shares the same sentiment. Eric Holder, who served as Attorney General in the Obama White House said in a recent interview that he and Obama agree that a Trump win could mean “incalculable damage” for America. "I think that's what motivates him. I think that's what will continue to motivate him," Holder said, according to USA Today.

As the challenges continue to mount for the Biden-Harris ticket, a new poll this week from ABC News/Ipsos shows only 33 percent of Americans approve of his handling of the job as president.

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