Donald Trump and Ivanka donated big dollars to Kamala Harris during her rise in California politics

Kamla Harris, who recently announced her presidential run for 2020, was elected as California's attorney general in 2010 and won the reelection in 2014


                            Donald Trump and Ivanka donated big dollars to Kamala Harris during her rise in California politics

President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka reportedly donated to Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) separately when she was running for reelection to the office of California Attorney General in 2011, according to reports.

Before Harris was elected to the Senate and announced her presidential run for 2020, the 54-year-old was elected as California's attorney general in 2010. Harris later ran for the reelection in 2014 and won that race too.

San Francisco district attorney and democratic candidate for California attorney general Kamala Harris laughs as she sits backstage before a get-out-the-vote rally at the National Steinbeck Center on November 1, 2010 in Salinas, California. (Getty Images)
San Francisco district attorney and democratic candidate for California attorney general Kamala Harris laughs as she sits backstage before a get-out-the-vote rally at the National Steinbeck Center on November 1, 2010 in Salinas, California. (Getty Images)

The Sacramento Bee reported that the Trump family, during Harris' first term as attorney general, donated to the Democrat's campaign. President Trump reportedly gave $5,000 in 2011 and another $1,000 in 2013 for towards her reelection bid. While his daughter Ivanka Trump donated a sum of $2,000 in 2014.

According to LA Times reporter Javin Panzar, Trump had also made similar donations to California Democrats Gavin Newsom's campaign in 2009 and Jerry Brown's campaign in 2006.

Harris' spokesperson, Ian Sam, however, said that the then-attorney general did not use Trump's donations and that, a year after she had been reelected, she had given a sum of $6,000 to a nonprofit that works to secure civil rights for Central Americans in 2015.

US President Donald Trump speaks about small businesses while daughter and advisor to the President Ivanka Trump listens, during event in the East Room at the White House on August 1, 2017 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks about small businesses while daughter and advisor to the President Ivanka Trump listens, during event in the East Room at the White House on August 1, 2017 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

President Trump, in his previous interviews, has brushed off such bipartisan donations, calling them a business strategy.

The Republican, during a debate in 2015, had said: "I give to everybody. They call, I give. And you know what, when I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me."

However, it appears that if the Trump family had any admiration for Harris, it does not exist anymore as the White House's official Twitter handle, last year in July, had accused the Senator of "supporting the animals of MS-13."

Harris, last month, while talking to The Root, had said that she believes President Trump is a racist and had said: "When you talk about him calling African countries s---hole countries, when you talk about him referring to immigrants as rapists and murderers, I don't think you can reach any other conclusion." 

Harris announced her candidacy in January for 2020 presidential elections and will be running against President Trump. If Harris secures the Democratic nomination, she would be the first African American woman to be a major party nominee for the presidency.