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Harris fundraises off Trump calling her 'nasty'

Harris fundraises off Trump calling her 'nasty'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisObama to campaign for Biden in Florida Biden appears on Brené Brown's podcast to discuss 'empathy, unity and courage' The Hill's Campaign Report: Obama to hit the campaign trail l Biden's eye-popping cash advantage l New battleground polls favor Biden MORE's (D-Calif.) presidential campaign sent a fundraising email to supporters on Thursday with a message slamming President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE for his "gendered" attack against the California senator.

The email came in response to the president labeling Harris's line of questioning toward Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Steele dossier source insists he is not Russian agent: 'It's slander' Voting rights group files suit against Trump, administration officials alleging voter intimidation MORE during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as "probably very nasty." In the email, the Harris campaign jabbed Trump for using similar language to the famous "nasty woman" insult he lobbed at Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE during a presidential debate in 2016.

"It seems like anytime Donald Trump feels threatened by a strong woman, he lashes out with this gross, weird attack," the message read. "It’s the kind of sexism that makes me want to run my head through a wall."

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"You’d think, after three years, he could at least come up with something more original," Harris's campaign wrote.

The campaign warned that Trump's attacks on Harris "are only going to get worse," and asked supporters to donate so that the 2020 contender can take on the president head-on in a debate.

The email comes a day after Trump told a Fox Business host that Harris had "probably" been "very nasty" to Barr during the hearing. He said earlier in the week that Harris has "a little bit of a nasty wit, but that might be it."

The senator responded during a CNN appearance Thursday morning, and said that "God only knows" why the president uses that word.

“We have a president of the United States whose primary interest I think that has been clear as a result of what we know as a result of the Mueller report, his primary interest has been to obstruct justice," Harris said. "My primary interest is to pursue justice. You can call that whatever name you want, but I think that's what the American people want in a leader.”