Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) launched her 2020 campaign in Oakland and immediately showed why Trump‘s advisers are so afraid of her.
Sen. Harris said:
When we have leaders who bully and attack a free press and undermine our democratic institutions, that’s not our America! When white supremacists March and murder in Charlottesville, or massacre innocent worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, that’s not our America. When we have children in cages, crying for their mothers and fathers, don’t you dare call that border security that’s a human rights abuse! And that’s not our America when we have leaders who attack public schools and vilify public school teachers, that is not our America.
When bankers who crashed our economy get bonuses, but the workers who brought our country back can’t even get a raise, that’s not our America and when American families are barely living paycheck to paycheck, what is this administration’s response? Their response is to try and take health care away from millions of families their response is to give away $1 trillion to the biggest corporations in this country And their response is to blame immigrants as the source of all our problems.
And guys, let’s understand what’s happening here. People in power are trying to convince us that the villain in our American story is each other. But that is not our story. That is not who we are that is not our America!
Kamala Harris came out strong against Trump
A couple of points immediately stood out about Sen. Harris’ campaign launch. Harris came out with a strong message against this administration, and she also has her eyes on the Obama coalition, and has a campaign catchphrase with this is not our America. Harris will face attacks from the far left over her time as a prosecutor, but she is clearly targeting the Obama coalition with her message.
Kamala Harris began her campaign by making the argument for what has gone wrong in our country in combination with an Obama like appeal to our better angels.
Trump’s 2020 advisers are most afraid of Harris and Beto O’Rourke. After listening to Sen. Harris, it is easy to see why they are so worried.
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