Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamla Harris would not believe a COVID-19 vaccine if the U.S. President Donald Trump is the sole person touting the shot.

Her comments came during a recent interview with a media house on Sunday, September 6. She did not say whether she would get herself vaccination against the novel coronavirus if a vaccine was approved, however, did make it a point to criticize Trump for the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Harris further questioned Trump’s credibility as a credible source of information and said that she will not trust a coronavirus vaccine solely based on Trump’s recommendation and approval.

"I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he's talking about. I will not take his word for it. He wants us to inject bleach. No, I will not take his word," Harris said during the interview, pointing out to one of Trump’s comments that he made in April about drinking disinfectant to kill coronavirus and later said that it was a joke.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last week that it would consider issuing emergency use authorization (EUA) for the COVID-19 vaccine before completion of the third phase clinical trials in humans. Before that, the federal agency issued EUA for the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Harris also shared how his running mate and the Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden plans to make the use of face masks a federal mandate.

"It would be a standard," she said. "This is not about in terms of the priorities of Joe Biden and myself, this is not about punishment. It's not about big brother. It is simply about saying what a leader says in times of crisis."kamala harris,

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Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris signs required documents for receiving the Democratic nomination for Vice President of the United States at the Hotel DuPont on August 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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