Harris swipes at Trump on Russia: 'Always nice to spend time with supporters on the campaign trail'

Harris swipes at Trump on Russia: 'Always nice to spend time with supporters on the campaign trail'
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance On The Money: Trump signs short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown | Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 | California high court strikes down law targeting Trump tax returns Democratic strategist laments 'low bar' for Biden debate performance MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday suggested that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE was going to spend time with "supporters" after the president said he was considering going to Russia's May Day Parade next year.

"Always nice to spend time with supporters on the campaign trail," the 2020 presidential hopeful tweeted in reference to Trump's comments, jabbing at him over his relationship with Russia. 

Trump indicated Friday that he would like to accept Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinPutin: 'Thank God' election interference accusations have stopped amid US 'political battles' Live coverage: Impeachment spotlight shifts to Fiona Hill, David Holmes As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target MORE's invitation to the May 9 event, but said he might not because it is during the presidential campaign season. 

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“It’s a very big deal, celebrating the end of the war,” Trump told reporters. “I appreciate the invitation. It’s right in the middle of the political season.”

Former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's report of his investigation into Russia's election interference, released earlier this year, found that Russia aimed to help Trump win the 2016 election, but did not establish that there was a criminal conspiracy by the Trump campaign. 

Trump has faced criticism for his closeness with Putin, including after he said it was "possible" he would invite Putin to next year's Group of Seven summit.

Harris is among more than a dozen people running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.