Throughout the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, President Donald Trump didn’t have all that much to say about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). In public and behind closed doors, the president preferred picking on several of Harris’ top competitors. But there was an aspect of her campaign that caught Trump’s attention and has stayed on his mind all this time: her support for having him criminally prosecuted once he’s no longer in power.
According to two individuals who spoke to the president earlier this summer about Harris, Trump made a point of trashing the senator for saying last year that based on the Mueller report findings, under the next Democratic administration the Department of Justice would have “no choice” but to pursue obstruction of justice charges against Trump. “I’ve seen prosecution of cases based on much less evidence,” Harris, who was announced this week as presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s VP pick, told NPR.
One of the sources said the president recently mocked Harris for making a big deal about the DOJ potentially prosecuting him after he leaves office, saying she wanted to play “tough.” Trump, this source recounted, said he thought she was just “bluffing” and that she and other Democrats are just craving another “witch hunt.” In the same conversation, the president also made fun of Harris’ call at a Democratic debate late last year to have Trump kicked off Twitter.
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