Evident #1: Harris' Vaccine Vow
During the VP debate, the following exchange took place:
Q: If the Trump administration approves a vaccine before or after the election should Americans take it and would you take it?
A: If the public health professionals ... if Dr Fauci ... if the doctors tell us that we should take it I'll be the first in line to take it absolutely. But if Donald Trump tells us I should that we should take it I'm not taking it.
Both the question and the answer are easy to understand. The question probed to see if Harris would take the vaccine developed while Trump was in office and recommend same to the American people.
Harris' answer consisted of two sentences. The first sentence answered the question. The second took a stab at Trump's credibility.
Her answer (first sentence) was that she would take it if public health professionals (doctors) recommend it. Indeed she emphasized that she would be first line and noted 'absolutely' which means:
absolutely (Oxford) ≡ "With no qualification, restriction, or limitation; totally."
Thus Harris expressed that IF public health professionals recommended the 'Trump vaccine' that she would be first in line to take it with no qualification, restriction or limitation.
Her jab (second sentence) attacked Trump's credibility: "But if Donald Trump tells us I should that we should take it I'm not taking it." This means that she would not take the vaccine based on the recommendation of Trump. In short, she does not consider Trump a valid source for recommending the vaccine.
Putting this together: Harris absolutely will take the vaccine and (implicitly based on the question) recommend it to the American people if public health professionals recommend it. She will not, however, take it based on the recommendation of Trump.
Some find a way to ignore her actual answer: "If the public health professionals ... if Dr Fauci ... if the doctors tell us that we should take it I'll be the first in line to take it absolutely. " and instead only recognize her jab at Trump: "But if Donald Trump tells us I should that we should take it I'm not taking it.". In result, they claim erroneously that Harris stated that she would not take the 'Trump vaccine'.
Not only is this a fascinating failure to comprehend basic English, but it defies logic. The 'Trump vaccine' is the very vaccine that Biden and Harris were planning to distribute to the American people once they were elected. It would be political suicide for the Biden team to discredit the 'Trump vaccine' that they needed to fight the pandemic.
Harris vowed to take and support the vaccine if recommended by public health professionals.