Oct 7, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Harris, Pence clash over Trump's comments about military service members

Sen. Kamala Harris tore into President Trump at the vice presidential debate on Wednesday over his public comments and alleged private comments disparaging military service members.

Why it matters: Last month's report in The Atlantic alleging that Trump called service members "suckers and losers" sparked massive backlash. The president has vigorously denied all aspects of the report.

The other side: Vice President Mike Pence did not address the president's past comments specifically, but said Trump "respects and reveres all of us who served in the armed forces" and called the accusation against the president "slanders."

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