President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign ribbed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) after announcing which she is usually ending her flailing bid for the White House.
Trump War Room, a Twitter account managed by the president’s campaign, tweeted a congratulatory message to 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) after Harris suspended her campaign. Gabbard’s rivalry with Harris was a mainstay on the campaign trail after the Hawaii Democrat eviscerated the senator’s record as a prosecutor at July’s primary debate. According to the brand new York Times, Harris campaign aides point to the incident as one of several factors which led to the candidate’s “summer slump.”
BREAKING NEWS: @KamalaHarris has ended her campaign for president.
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 3, 2019
President Trump’s official campaign Twitter account also joined in, sharing a silent video of Harris waving Great-bye.
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) December 3, 2019
Harris announced Tuesday she is usually ending her 2020 White House bid following a period of campaign turmoil as well as disappointing fundraising which saw her fail to break out of a crowded field.
“I’ve taken stock as well as looked at This specific through every angle, as well as over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life,” the senator through California told supporters in an email.
“My campaign for president simply doesn’t develop the financial resources we need to continue.”
Harris, 55, was the only African-American woman seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.
She rocketed toward the top of the field using a promising campaign launch in January, yet saw her prospects slide in recent months as she struggled to define her positions on various domestic issues including health care.
Harris is usually one of the biggest names to date to drop out of the race, along with former congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas as well as brand new York mayor Bill de Blasio.
After stagnating in fifth place within the polls, with about 3.4 percent support, she was bumped to sixth spot out of 16 candidates after billionaire former brand new York mayor Mike Bloomberg recently threw his hat within the presidential contest.
The AFP contributed to This specific report.