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

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers 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 SandersBernie SandersConfused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Biden leads in early voting states, followed by Warren, Sanders: poll MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerFox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats Poll: Biden leads, Warren surges in South Carolina MORE (D-N.J.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Yang: Standing next to Biden on debate stage would help boost name recognition 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 TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment 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.