Donald Trump told?The New York Times?in an interview late last night that, ?I would say the best opening so far would be Kamala Harris,? in his first public response to her campaign. He said her first campaign rally got ?A better crowd, better crowd, better enthusiasm. Some of the others were very flat.?
Trump put speculation to rest last night about his plans for 2020 during the interview, in which he said he will definitely run in 2020, by declaring ?I love this job.? If Trump is not impeached or indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller, he will definitely run again, as he needs the protection that comes with being president to keep himself out of jail and bankruptcy.??I lost massive amounts of money doing this job,” Trump, so you know the truth is the opposite.
Trump seems to have purposefully mispronounced Harris’ name during the interview as well, with reporters saying he pronounced it as “Kameela” and added an “e” sound where there is none. It would be nearly impossible for Trump to not know who Kamala Harris is and?Kamala is not a hard name to pronounce.
In his first public comments about Kamala Harris?s candidacy, Trump praises her campaign launch while calling her ?Kameela?: pic.twitter.com/rRUQBmODwP
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 1, 2019
It’s one thing to create nicknames for people like Trump normally does, but mispronouncing Harris’ name is in a way more insulting. It’s Trump taking her less seriously because she is a woman of color. He is trying to minimize her by making it seem like she is so unimportant that he doesn’t need to know how to say her name.
Also in 2020 news, Democratic Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey announced?that he is running for president in 2020 today on?the first day of Black History Month.?Booker released a short video announcing the launch of his campaign this morning and it is quite the production. Although his announcement seems solid, he doesn’t seem to be generating much buzz and Kamala Harris is clearly more popular.
?I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,? Booker says in the footage, seen below. The part in bold is of course a dig at Donald Trump, which any 2020 Democratic campaign would not be complete without.
This Cory Booker 2020 launch video is ?pic.twitter.com/NlSoiko2hZ
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) February 1, 2019