KAMALA HARRIS, a California Democrat and a potential 2020 presidential candidate, has said that she would have voted for President Barack Obama in 2016, despite being raised by immigrants and having no idea who she would be electing to the White House.
Ms Harris, who is the daughter of immigrants from India and Pakistan, made the comments during a CNN town hall on Monday evening, and she later told NBC’s Meet the Press that she did not know the person she would elect as president.
“I had no idea that I was going to be elected president of the United States of America,” Ms Harris said.
“So I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, and I never will,” she added.
“That’s not my style.”
Ms Harris also suggested that she was “not a big fan” of the Trump administration.
“My dad and my mom were immigrants,” she said.
“They came to the US with nothing.
They were poor and they had no education.”
They worked hard to create their futures, and they did.
“Ms Clinton was elected in the state of New York in November of 2016, but Ms Harris is not a registered Democrat.
The comments from Ms Harris are likely to be a big blow to Ms Trump, who has been dogged by controversies since becoming the first female president in 2020.
While her father and Ms Harris have not publicly spoken publicly about their views on immigration, the comments from Mr Trump, in an interview with The Washington Post in January, also showed a new tone in his immigration policy.”
You’ve got to respect everybody.
You can’t have it both ways,” Mr Trump said.
The Washington Post’s report said Mr Trump had expressed concern about the impact that Mr Trump’s comments had on the Latino community.”
He’s got some views about the Latino population that I don’t agree with,” Ms Trump said of her father in the interview.”
We are going to try to make sure that we are working with everybody.
“The Trump administration has defended Mr Trump and his policies, saying he has been successful in attracting Hispanic voters.
But the Trump family’s support of Mr Trump has led to a backlash among Hispanic voters in California, where Ms Harris, the first Muslim-American to be the state’s governor, is also from.”
In my opinion, the Hispanic community in California has had more success than any other part of the country in terms of Latino support,” Mr Harris said on CNN.”
If you look at the polling, the Latino vote is in the majority.
So the fact that the Hispanics don’t want a president who’s a Muslim-Mexican-American, that’s not a great thing.
“Mr Trump has been criticised for his comments, which sparked outrage among Democrats and many others who were angered by his immigration policies.
The president has defended his actions as a “common sense” response to terrorism, and said his policies have led to the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.
The immigration crackdown has been called “Trump’s war on America”, with critics calling it a “sanctuary state” where illegal immigrants are afraid to report crimes to authorities, and are forced to register as criminals or risk being detained.