Kamala Harris: Trump is 'a Predator Living in the White House'
2020 Democrat accuses the president of being a sexual predator
Democratic 2020 hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is upping the ante with her attacks against Donald Trump, accusing the president of being a sexual "predator."
During a campaign event in Iowa on Wednesday, the Democrat senator referred to President Trump as a "predator" while discussing sexual misconduct.
"I took on successfully, and I prosecuted the big banks, when they preyed on homeowners," Harris said, touting her record as attorney general of California.
"I've prosecuted the pharmaceutical companies when they preyed on seniors.
"I have prosecuted transactional criminal organizations when they preyed on women and children.
“I know predators, and we have one living in the White House."
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This was a not-so-subtle reference to the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct that have dogged President Trump in recent years.
Over a dozen women came forward with claims during the 2016 election, following the release of Trump's infamous "Access Hollywood" tape.
Last month, ahead of the release of a new book, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of an assault that she maintains took place in the early 1990s.
During a follow-up interview on CNN, Carroll told host Anderson Cooper that "rape is sexy."
“I think most people think of rape as being sexy," she added.
"Think of the fantasies.”
Carroll later walked back her claims, now stating that she has "not been raped."
I know predators and we have one living in the White House. pic.twitter.com/YKbUdTvvlW— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 3, 2019
The California senator has jumped into third place among the two-dozen candidates seeking the Democratic Party nod in the average of polls, according to Real Clear Politics.
Several polls now put her close to the presumed front-runner, Joe Biden.
President Trump has previously refrained from attacking Harris and even complimented her campaign rollout, calling her launch the "best opening so far."