President Trump praises Kamala Harris, calling her 2020 campaign the 'best opening so far'
President Donald Trump gave credit to Senator Kamala Harris who broke records with her Town Hall speech earlier this week.
Trump is more often than not unreservedly opposed to democratic leaders. Yet in a New York Times interview, the president praised Senator Kamala Harris. He called her campaign launch "the best opening so far."
Harris appeared on CNN Town Hall on Monday night. Thereafter, she held a campaign rally in her hometown of Oakland, California. According to Trump, Harris has a "better crowd, better enthusiasm" than her opponents.
Of course, Harris herself is strongly opposed to Trump, his policies, and his administration in general. Still, Trump is correct in that Harris has already made an impression.
We’ve seen bankers who crashed our economy get bonuses, while workers who brought our country back can’t even get a raise. That’s not right. It’s time we built an economy that gives dignity to hard-working Americans.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 1, 2019
Harris' crowd consisted of about 20,000 people. The rally, her first, was done on January 21, Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Harris, an African American, may have selected that day due to its significance.
In contrast to praising Harris, Trump criticized Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. He used her as an example of Democratic candidates who have "really drifted far left."
For years, the United States Census has ensured that everyone without exception is counted. We can’t let this Administration get away with intimidating immigrant communities and undermining congressional representation. Congress must pass the Every Person Counts Act.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 1, 2019
He then opined:
"I do think Elizabeth Warren's been hurt very badly with the Pocahontas trap. I think she's been hurt badly. I may be wrong, but I think that was a big part of her credibility and now all of a sudden it's gone."
Meanwhile, Harris' appearance on Town Hall reflected an immense interest in the 2020 presidential candidate.
According to CNN, the segment was the "most watched cable news single candidate election town hall ever."
We have the power of the people. We can heal our nation and give our children the future they deserve. pic.twitter.com/CUR9VExJea— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 1, 2019
It was the most viewed among 25 to 54-year-olds on Monday night, averaging 712,000 viewers between 10 and 11 pm.
It set the pace for the next show, CNN tonight, which also reached number one with 422,000 viewers.
Among Harris' talking points was tax cuts for middle-class families. The Democrat is also known for her tough stance on implementing the death penalty in California.
Although he praises her now, we await the upcoming debates between the president and Harris as the campaign bid for 2020 gets underway.