As if the 2020 presidential race couldn’t get any stranger, Kamala Harris’ recent retreat has the potential to turn the entire affair upside down yet again.
That’s because Harris was, at least among the lower tier candidates, the most likely to succeed in some form or another. She was by far the biggest name down there in the single digits, (save for Michael Bloomberg who entered the race extremely late), and her decision to end her bid for the Oval Office is quite the signal for the likes of Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, and so on.
Kamala’s campaign team recently began tracing their troubles back to Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s attacks on Harris earlier in the race, believing that Gabbard’s ability to hit Harris on her record as a stubborn prosecutor was the latter’s downfall.
This feud has now inspired quite the tweet from the Trump team.
Trump War Room, a Twitter account managed by the president’s campaign, tweeted a congratulatory message to 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) after Harris suspended her campaign. Gabbard’s rivalry with Harris was a mainstay on the campaign trail after the Hawaii Democrat eviscerated the senator’s record as a prosecutor at July’s primary debate. According to the New York Times, Harris campaign aides point to the incident as one of several factors that led to the candidate’s “summer slump.”
The tweet even came with a custom-made graphic created for the occasion.
BREAKING NEWS: @KamalaHarris has ended her campaign for president.
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 3, 2019
Shortly after, an account officially belonging to the Trump team joined in the fun.
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) December 3, 2019
Harris was polling below 5% nationally for some time before finally throwing in the towel.
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