Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris who made a surprising announcement on Tuesday by dropping out of the 2020 US Democratic presidential race erupted in a war of words with President Donald on Twitter. Harris, who is of mixed Indian and African heritage, had been polling poorly in recent weeks. Tweeting her withdrawal, Harris wrote, "I’m not a billionaire," Kamala Harris wrote in a Medium post on Wednesday. "I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete."
Reacting to this, Trump Tweeted: "Too bad. We will miss you Kamala!"
"Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’ll see you at your trial," Kamala Retweeted Trump’s post with a comment.
Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’ll see you at your trial. https://t.co/iiS17NY4Ry— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
A latest poll released on Monday saw her dropping down to a mere three per cent, reflecting that her campaign was struggling to make traction ahead of what is being viewed as one of the most polarised elections in American history.
Harris was among first major Democratic Party leaders to announce her presidential run in last January, which was attended by a massive crowd of over 20,000 supporters.
While she made an impressive performance during her first Democratic party debate against former vice president Joe Biden, she had not been faring well during the subsequent debates.
In the last debate, she entered into a verbal dual with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, another Democratic presidential aspirant.
In a post on online publishing platform Medium, Harris explained the reasons for the sudden suspension of her campaign.
"I've taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days (I) 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," she wrote.
Harris said her campaign uniquely spoke to the experiences of Black women and people of colour -- and their importance to the success and future of this party.
"Our campaign demanded no one should be taken for granted by any political party. We will keep up that fight because no one should be made to fight alone," she asserted.