Kamala Harris talks 2020: ‘It’s going to be ugly’

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris criticized by Jamaican father over marijuana joke Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Coast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism MORE (D-Calif.) predicted in an interview over the weekend that the 2020 presidential campaign is "going to be ugly."

“Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly,” Harris told MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski at an event in San Francisco on Saturday.

“When you break things, it is painful," she continued. "And you get cut. And you bleed.”

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Harris said she intends to make a decision about whether to run for president in 2020 over the holidays, adding that it will "ultimately be a family decision."

Harris is considered a likely Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020, along with fellow Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBernie Sanders to sign pledge affirming he will run as a Democrat Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Drug pricing fight centers on insulin | Florida governor working with Trump to import cheaper drugs | Dems blast proposed ObamaCare changes Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenCoast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon Trump campaign fundraising on Bernie Sanders's M haul MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCoast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon Jussie Smollett officially a suspect in alleged Chicago attack MORE (D-N.J.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden tops declared 2020 Dems in New Hampshire poll O’Rourke not ruling out being vice presidential candidate Sanders on Trump insult: Crazy that president 'is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud' MORE, among others.

The California senator has gained a national profile in recent months and has visited Iowa and South Carolina, both states with early primaries during presidential cycles.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE has already targeted a number of potential 2020 challengers with barbs during campaign rallies and in interviews, despite none of them formally declaring their plans to run for president.