Kamala Harris: Trump is a racist

Kamala Harris: Trump is a racist
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDebate commission adding option to cut candidates' mics: report Debates panel says changes under consideration 'to ensure a more orderly discussion' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Country reacts to debate night of mudslinging MORE believes President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse Privacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus MORE is a racist. 

The California Democrat, who launched her 2020 campaign for president earlier this year, told The Root in an interview published Tuesday that she doesn't think anyone could reach a different conclusion considering Trump's past statements. 

“When you talk about him calling African countries s-hole countries, when you talk about him referring to immigrants as rapists and murderers, I don’t think you can reach any other conclusion," Harris said. 

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Trump reportedly said immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations came from “shithole countries” during a 2018 Oval Office meeting. He famously referred to Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and drug dealers while announcing his presidential bid in 2015. 

Harris officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign at a rally in Oakland, Calif., last month, where she vowed to "fight for an America where the economy works for all people."

Harris has previously said that America is "absolutely" ready for a woman of color to be president. She also has affirmed her support for reparations for black Americans impacted by slavery. 

Harris, who has repeatedly criticized Trump's policies, isn't the only Democratic presidential contender to condemn him as a racist. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats say Biden survived brutal debate — and that's enough The Hill's Morning Report - Fight night: Trump, Biden hurl insults in nasty debate Trump, Biden clash over health care as debate begins MORE (I-Vt.), who launched his 2020 campaign earlier this month, said last week that Trump is "a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud."