Kamala Harris’ powerful riposte to Trump: ‘Racism is real in this country’

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Democratic rising star lamented ‘assault on our deepest values’ in strongly worded speech that alluded to Trump’s spat with NFL

Kamala Harris, a rising star within the Democratic party who is being closely watched as a possible presidential candidate in 2020, delivered a powerful riposte from the altar to Donald Trump on Sunday, accusing him of waging “an assault on our deepest values”.

Speaking in a historically-charged venue, the First Congregational Church of Atlanta, one of the oldest African American churches in the US founded in 1867 by freed slaves, the California senator gave a blunt account of the problems facing the nation.

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