"(Trump) is choking the very people who are responsible for making sure we have public safety on a day-to-day basis", she said, referring to the thousands of unpaid workers, including members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Harris ― who was promoting her new book The Truths We Hold: An American Journey ― refused to be speculate on reports that she will announce her candidacy on Martin Luther King Day. It has been my life's experience that the American people are smart and they make decisions about what's in the best interest of their household, their family and their community.
"We're two years into an administration that has proven itself that there are statements that are being made that are simply just not the truth, and are frankly - and are frankly often, especially leading up to the midterm, pardon the term, propaganda", she said. Beto O'Rourke if the latter three decide to run.
"He ran as the law-and-order president", Elleithee said of Trump.
Rumor has it there will be an announcement soon, however.
The freshman senator, who previously said she'd ponder the decision over the holidays, is expected to formally announce her bid for the Democratic nomination on or around Martin Luther King Jr.
In her new book Harris calls for the legalization of marijuana. And those are the issues I think about. "And if there's not merit to that, then let's explore new ideas".
Berkeley, where Harris was raised before her parents divorced and she moved with her mother and sister to Montreal, Canada, has also been dismissed by her strategists as not projecting the image they're looking for.
Striking a conciliatory note, Harris added, "People are feeling very passionate right now in our country, and they're expressing those views in a variety of ways".
Back in December 2018, controversial conservative commentator Ann Coulter predicted Harris would be the next U.S. president, complaining that Donald Trump had "zero chance of being re-elected" if he didn't build a U.S. -Mexico border wall.
"We've had enough of these powerful voices that are trying to sow hate and division among us", Ms. Harris said.
"Even in the office of someone who has been an advocate for women's rights, and all people's rights, there is no office that is immune from this kind of behavior, and that's something that we are also going to have to deal with".