Harris fundraises off Trump calling her 'nasty'
Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE’s (D-Calif.) presidential campaign sent a fundraising email to supporters on Thursday with a message slamming President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE for his “gendered” attack against the California senator.
The email came in response to the president labeling Harris’s line of questioning toward Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMilley discussed resigning from post after Trump photo-op: report OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ MORE during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as “probably very nasty.” In the email, the Harris campaign jabbed Trump for using similar language to the famous “nasty woman” insult he lobbed at Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE during a presidential debate in 2016.
“It seems like anytime Donald Trump feels threatened by a strong woman, he lashes out with this gross, weird attack,” the message read. “It’s the kind of sexism that makes me want to run my head through a wall.”
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“You’d think, after three years, he could at least come up with something more original,” Harris’s campaign wrote.
The campaign warned that Trump’s attacks on Harris “are only going to get worse,” and asked supporters to donate so that the 2020 contender can take on the president head-on in a debate.
The email comes a day after Trump told a Fox Business host that Harris had “probably” been “very nasty” to Barr during the hearing. He said earlier in the week that Harris has “a little bit of a nasty wit, but that might be it.”
The senator responded during a CNN appearance Thursday morning, and said that “God only knows” why the president uses that word.
“We have a president of the United States whose primary interest I think that has been clear as a result of what we know as a result of the Mueller report, his primary interest has been to obstruct justice,” Harris said. “My primary interest is to pursue justice. You can call that whatever name you want, but I think that’s what the American people want in a leader.”