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

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' 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 SandersGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (D-N.J.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden bemoans white supremacy in remarks at civil rights movement site Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate 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 TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy 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.