President Donald Trump lashed out at Kamala Harris after the California senator said the Justice Department would “have no choice” other than to charge Trump with obstruction of justice after he leaves office.
“Oh, give me a break,” Trump said to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview excerpt released Thursday. “She’s doing horribly. She’s way down in the polls.”
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But Trump also conceded that he would have expressed a similar sentiment if he was in her position.
“I heard she made that statement. And you know what? Who wouldn’t? Probably if I were running in her position, I’d make the same statement,” Trump said, characterizing Harris’ remarks as a product of her 2020 candidacy instead of personal conviction.
The president went on to deny reports of collusion with Russia that have dogged his administration since he took office. Trump stated that all the prosecutors who have worked on the case are “Trump-haters” and that he could find Stephanopoulos “5,000 that would also say that there is nothing.”
“The crime was committed by the Democrats. It was committed by your friend Hillary Clinton,” Trump claimed.
Harris is not the only presidential contender to call for legal action against Trump if a Democrat is elected. On Wednesday, Pete Buttigieg said he would support a criminal investigation into Trump once he leaves office, telling The Atlantic that he “would want any credible allegation of criminal behavior prosecuted to the fullest.”