Harris fundraises off Trump calling her 'nasty'

Harris fundraises off Trump calling her 'nasty'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP Democratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much MORE's (D-Calif.) presidential campaign sent a fundraising email to supporters on Thursday with a message slamming President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar 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 BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump announces enhanced counternarcotics operation at coronavirus briefing Trump administration makes push for transitional government in Venezuela Brooklyn man accused of lying about hoarding medical supplies, coughing at officers 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 ClintonPoll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' Poll: Biden holds slight edge on Trump in Wisconsin 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.”