“Too bad. We will miss you Kamala!” Trump tweeted.
Too bad. We will miss you Kamala! https://t.co/QQd9SiFc0y
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2019
The president was responding to a tweet from Corey Lewandowski, his former campaign aide, who mocked Harris’s departure from the primary field.
“Another one bites the dust. Guess it’s not as easy as everyone thought,” said Lewandowski.
Harris quickly shot back at Trump, referencing the scandal surrounding his dealings with Ukraine.
“Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’ll see you at your trial,” she tweeted.
Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’ll see you at your trial. https://t.co/iiS17NY4Ry
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
Should Trump ultimately be impeached in the House over his alleged efforts to leverage a White House visit and nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine to get Kyiv to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and 2016 election meddling, Harris will serve as a juror in the Senate.
While Harris entered the crowded 2020 field earlier this year as a perceived front-runner with a strong donor base in California, she told supporters Tuesday she did not have the funds to continue running her campaign.
“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. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Harris said. “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.”
Harris is the first top-tier candidate to withdraw from the race but the third overall this week, following Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) and former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.). Her term in the Senate does not expire until 2022.