President Donald Trump has responded to news that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is withdrawing from the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
The president said Harris would be missed after her shock announcement on Dec.3, posting on Twitter: “Too bad. We will miss you, Kamala!”
His message was in response to an earlier tweet by his former campaign aide, Corey Lewandowski, which appeared to poke fun at Harriss sudden departure.
Harris, who was previously deemed a leading contender for the Democratic nomination, used the opportunity to take a swipe at the presidents impeachment inquiry regarding his dealings with Ukraine.
“Dont worry, Mr. President. Ill see you at your trial,” she tweeted in response.
Meanwhile, Trumps official campaign Twitter account, Team Trump, also appeared to poke fun at Harris, sharing a silent video of her waving good-bye.
Harris announced Tuesday she is dropping out of the 2020 White House bid following a turbulent few months and cited her campaigns financial woes as a major reason for her exit.
According to a finance report issued on Sep. 30 by Open Secrets, Harris spent nearly $26 million, with $10 million cash in hand on her campaign; however, she is likely to have spent more in the two months since the report was published.
The 55-year-old appeared to take a thinly-veiled swipe at former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and onetime hedge fund manager Tom Steyer while announcing her departure.
“Heres the truth today. Ive 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 doesnt have the financial resources we need to continue,” she wrote.
“Im not a billionaire. I cant fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, its become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete. In good faith, I cant tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I dont believe I do. So, to you, my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today.”
However, the California Senator, who was the first African-American woman to announce a run for the White House, said she would do everything in her power to “defeat Donald Trump and fight for the future of our country and the best of who we are.”