On Wednesday (Oct. 7), Kamala Harris and Mike Pence are facing off in the first and only vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. As the public already knows, Harris is a senator in California, while Pence is the vice president of the United States and works under President Donald Trump. Susan Page, USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau chief, will be moderating the must-watch event.
According to a Joe Biden campaign aide, Harris is more than ready for the big showdown. She’s been preparing a great strategy, and she’s 100 percent amped up to demonstrate why herself and Biden are the best choice on Election Day 2020, which falls on Nov. 3 this year.
“Even though it is a vice presidential debate, the debate is about Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” the aide told CNN. “And it is all about making the case for why we need Joe Biden in this moment and why Donald Trump has failed.”
Ahead of the debate, the Trump campaign decided to poke some fun at Harris. As many may recall, during a previous interview with Angela Rye when she was asked who her favorite living rapper was, Harris responded, “Tupac.” Jokes soon ensued on social media, as a result. So, Trump decided to join in on the roasting session on Wednesday by allegedly getting a ticket for Tupac at the vice presidential debate.
“The Trump campaign is leaving a ticket for Tupac Shakur at tonight’s VP debate because Kamala Harris called him her favorite rapper alive,” Amber Athey, the Washington editor for the British publication Spectator, announced on Twitter. “(This is not a joke and was confirmed by Trump campaign senior adviser @JasonMillerinDC on a press call).”
Watch Harris and Pence’s much-anticipated vice presidential debate above! And remember to #VOTEORDIE.