U.S. Senator for California, Kamala Harris visited Ellen DeGeneres’ show to lay out the “joyful warriors” platform for her future presidential run while simultaneously dodging all questions as to whether she will run in 202o.
That did not deter Ellen, who took to calling California’s first African American senator, “Possibly Your Next President of the United States.”
DeGeneres set up Harris, talking about the “negativity, what’s going in in the world.”
“I decided, at the end of last year, there was so much that was creating anxiety and depression and anger,” the senator began. “I said, ‘I’m done with that…Let’s just go into 2018 and be joyful warriors’.”
“These kids that are marching, the Stoneman Douglas [High School] Kids, the Women’s March – there are so many things happening where people are taking to the streets,” Harris continued.
“We have to remember, it’s not just about fighting against something – it’s about fighting for something, and it is fighting with a spirit of love for the country. Part of being a patriot is about fighting for the ideals of our country…We are a great country.”
“Okay, will you run for president?” Ellen pivoted.
“Right now we are in the early months of 2018,” Harris began to bob and weave. She insisted she is entirely focused on the “immediate needs” pressing Congress which she listed as health care, DACA recipients, passing an assault weapons ban, etc.
Undeterred, Ellen asked who would be Harris’s 2020 running mate.
“Got any plans?” Harris shot back, smoothly.
“I’m busy,” Ellen grinned.
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