Kamala Harris withdraws from 2020 presidential race

Kamala Harris withdraws from 2020 presidential race

Kamala Harris
“So here’s the truth today. 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,” US democratic senator Kamala Harris said on Tuesday as she unexpectedly withdrew from the 2020 presidential race.

“To you my supporters, my dear supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending our campaign today,” she wrote.

In a video she explained her campaign for president “simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”

“I’m not a billionaire. 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.” It’s being read as a thinly-veiled swipe at the newest Democratic candidate for the Presidential nominee, billionaire business man, Michael Bloomberg.

Harris told her supporters she could continue to keep up the fight.

“And I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the people. All the people.”

Senator Harris, a 55 year old lawyer from California, entered the race with high hopes of becoming the first black woman to win a major party’s presidential nomination. She official launched her historic campaign in January this year, on Martin Luther King Jr and was considered a potential frontrunner.

A series of recent missteps and poor polling numbers conspired against her bid. The New York Times  said her “abrupt announcement is perhaps the most surprising development to date in the 2020 race.”

The US President Donald Trump responded to Harris’s departure from the race on Twitter, to which Harris immediately replied.

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