Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris called President Donald Trump "a predator" while speaking to her supporters at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa. The event, held on Wednesday, was sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
While referring to her time as a prosecutor, Harris relayed that she had successfully prosecuted “big banks who preyed on homeowners, prosecuted pharmaceutical companies who preyed on seniors, prosecuted transnational criminal organizations who preyed on women and children, and I will tell you, we have a predator living in the White House.”
The strong statements continued:
"And the thing about this person is he’s got predatory instincts and a predatory nature because let me tell you a secret about predators, they prey on the vulnerable. They prey on those whom they assume are weak. They prey on those who they assume are desperate, and the thing about predators is this: they’re cowards, and what we need and want in our America is a president of the United States who recognizes that her strength derives from an ability not to beat people down, but lift people up, lift them up.”
Harris slammed Trump's promise to make America great again, stating that the president had actually betrayed America.
“I don’t need to tell you how he betrayed people when we’re looking at the fact that it is very possible that as many as 700,000 auto workers in the United States may lose their job by the end of the year. Let’s talk about the betrayal of American families when because of that so-called trade policy, which I call the Trump trade tax, American families right now are spending $1.4 billion a month more for everything from shampoo to washing machines,” Harris said.
Regarding the issue at the border, Harris ended her speech, saying:
“You look at the fact that there are children in cages, and they’re separating children from their parents in the name of border security, which in fact, what that is, is a human rights abuse being committed by the United States government. There’s plenty of evidence to prosecute this case.”