Trump Campaign Attacks Kamala Harris for Wanting To Ban Plastic Straws
The Trump campaign is continuing its attempt to paint Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) as a dangerous left-wing radical in the wake of her selection as Joe Biden’s running mate. The latest angle of attack: her support for plastic straw bans.
This morning, the campaign tweeted out a short new attack ad featuring footage of Harris saying that we should ban plastic straws in response to a question from CNN’s Erin Burnett at a 2019 town hall on climate issues.
Private health insurance and fracking aren’t the only things Phony Kamala Harris wants to ban.
She also wants to outlaw plastic straws — the only kind that work! pic.twitter.com/YIzZXsaE1o
— Trump War Room—Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 12, 2020
The short clip also features Biden saying at an earlier campaign event “I don’t think we should be using plastic straws anymore” in restaurants, although it’s unclear from the full clip of the former vice president’s remarks whether he endorses full prohibition.
San Francisco, where Harris was district attorney, is the largest city in the U.S. to ban plastic straws. I
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