Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) fired back on Thursday at President Donald Trump after Trump said she was "nasty" in her grilling of Attorney General William Barr.
"She was probably very nasty,” Trump said of Harris in an interview on Fox Business. Trump also accused Harris and other Senators seeking to beat Trump in 2020 of "ranting and raving like lunatics" in order to score "political points" by tearing down Barr.
President Trump says Kamala Harris "was probably very nasty" at today's Barr hearing https://t.co/8yZiAVQt0e— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell)1556756933.0
Harris went on CNN to respond to the slur.
"What's that about?" anchor Alisyn Camerota asked. "God only knows," Harris joked.
She went on to lay out a primary difference between herself and Trump with what could end up being a campaign slogan for her 2020 presidential run:
“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 during an appearance on CNN's New Day. "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.”
.@KamalaHarris: “Trump’s primary interest has been to obstruct justice. My primary interest is to pursue justice. Y… https://t.co/c607qc1GTX— Kirsten Allen (@Kirsten Allen)1556803948.0
Yeah, that was exactly what people wanted to see and hear.
@knicole_a @KamalaHarris Dream Ticket: Harris/Warren Sheroes that would take names and kick butt! Just sayin 🇺🇸😁👍— 🍑David🍑 (@🍑David🍑)1556804178.0
@knicole_a @fwdale @KamalaHarris If this is how a cop does her job, I love it!— Deborah V (@Deborah V)1556811557.0
@knicole_a @KamalaHarris #PursueJustice I think I really like this one.— Haley Taylor Schlitz (@Haley Taylor Schlitz)1556811088.0
@knicole_a @KamalaHarris #Harris2020 https://t.co/AgtirfLL95— #SalbarreyResists (@#SalbarreyResists)1556806787.0
What did Harris do that was so "nasty" in Trump's eyes?
Harris tore Barr apart at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday afternoon over his unyielding defense of Trump and his gross mischaracterizations of what Special Counsel Robert Mueller uncovered in the Russia investigation.
Barr admitted to Harris that neither he, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or any other higher-ups in the Justice Department bothered to review Mueller's evidence, specifically that which pertains to Trump obstructing justice.
When Harris asked Barr if Trump or White House staff had suggested he launch investigations into "anyone," Barr stumbled and refused to answer.
It was a sight to behold.
Oh God! I love you, @KamalaHarris. I love you so much. WATCH THIS! https://t.co/sVTrHZAYnO— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)1556737729.0
Barr is out of his league.
@Alyssa_Milano @KamalaHarris Fierce and hellaciously smart. I love her, too.— James Morrison (@James Morrison)1556748841.0
@Alyssa_Milano @KamalaHarris 😂😂 and @SenBooker face!! Go get him!!— Amanda M (@Amanda M)1556740289.0
@Alyssa_Milano @KamalaHarris Wow she made mincemeat (is that still a thing?) out of him😆 #DisbarrBarr #ImpeachBarrNow— C.H. Stretch (@C.H. Stretch)1556776513.0
@Alyssa_Milano @KamalaHarris https://t.co/oSpHJA3dRM— Josh Mackey (@Josh Mackey)1556766325.0
@Alyssa_Milano @KamalaHarris This is why Barr is terrified of being questioned by the committee counsels in a close… https://t.co/xwgA6ruQD8— Some Dude (@Some Dude)1556744500.0