Dear Commons Community,
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris fired back at President Trump after he attacked her for withdrawing from an event at a historically black college which had just honored him for his role in criminal justice reform.
The California senator tweeted at Trump Saturday morning: “My whole life I’ve fought for justice and for the people — something you’d know nothing about. The only part of criminal justice you can claim credit for is the ‘criminal’ part.”
Her post was in response to the president who had written on Twitter: “Badly failing presidential candidate @KamalaHarris will not go to a very wonderful largely African American event today because yesterday I recieved a major award, at the same event, for being able to produce & sign into law major Criminal Justice Reform legislation, which will greatly help the African American community (and all other communities), and which was unable to get done in past administrations despite a tremendous desire for it.”
“This and best unemployment numbers EVER is more than Kamala will EVER be able to do for African Americans!” Trump added.
The previous day, Harris announced she would no longer attend a forum at the historically black school Benedict College in South Carolina, citing Trump’s invitation to only 10 of the students to attend his award event. She said, “I cannot in good faith be complicit in papering over his record.”
Right on, Kamala!