Trump reacts as Kamala Harris pulls out of 2020 US presidential bid

Trump reacts as Kamala Harris pulls out of 2020 US presidential bid

- President Donald Trump has said that he would miss Kamala Harris on the campaign trail of the 2020 US presidential race

- The senator from California ended her campaign on Tuesday, December 3

- Harris said her decision was hinged on the fact that she lacked the funds to go further

The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has reacted over Kamala Harris' decision to pull out from 2020 US presidential race.

Aljazeera reports that Harris, the senator from California, ended her once-promising campaign for lacking the funds to go forward.

Legit.ng gathered that Harris, who was once considered a promising contender for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election, ended her campaign on Tuesday, December 3.

According to the report, Harris, in an email to supporters, cited a lack of funding as the main reason for ending her bid to take on US President Donald Trump in a general election.

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She wrote: "I've taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue."

The 55-year-old first-term senator, who was the former attorney general in her home state, had positioned herself as a unifying candidate who could energise the party's base of young, diverse progressives while also appealing to more moderate voters.

Speaking on Harris' exit from the race, Trump said she would be missed as the presidential election comes up in 2020.

He said: "Too bad. We will miss you Kamala!"

The report also indicated that after climbing into double digits in opinion polls following a strong debate performance in June, Harris slid out of the top tier in recent months.

Having raised an impressive $12m in the first three months of her campaign, Harris's fundraising also fell flat.

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She was unable to attract the type of attention being showered on Pete Buttigieg by traditional donors or the grassroots firepower that drove tens of millions of dollars to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

Harris had also quickly locked down major endorsements meant to show her dominance in her home state, which offers the biggest delegate haul in the Democratic primary contest.

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But allies and critics alike viewed Harris's message as inconsistent. Her slogan "for the people", referenced her career as a prosecutor, a record the campaign struggled to pitch to the party's most progressive voters.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the billionaire owner of a world-leading business and market news platform, Michael Bloomberg, joined US 2020 presidential race.

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