Kamala Harris Officially Launches Her Presidential Campaign. Here's What Her Speech Entailed.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2019 7:31 PM
Kamala Harris Officially Launches Her Presidential Campaign. Here's What Her Speech Entailed.

Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) on Sunday officially kicked off her 2020 presidential bid. She gave a speech in her hometown of Oakland, with her messaging focusing on unity and equality.

“With faith in God, with fidelity to country and with the fighting spirit I got from my mother, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the United States," she said. "I'm running to fight for an America where the economy works for all people. For an America where you only have to work one job to pay the bills."

Harris' campaign message is focusing solely on running "for the people." Signs could be seen that said "Kamala Harris for the People."

“I’m running for president because I love my country. I’m running to be president of the people, by the people and for all people," the senator added.

During her campaign announcement, Harris took the moment to attack President Donald Trump for his immigration policies, tax cuts and his attacks on the mainstream media.

"The American Dream and our American democracy are under attack like never before," the former prosecutor said."As we embark on this campaign, I will tell you this: I am not perfect. Lord knows I am not perfect. But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity and I will speak the truth."

Here's what the scene looked like: