Kamala Harris slammed President Donald Trump and his Attorney General William Barr for denying systematic racism in the US justice system.
The California senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate hit out at Trump and Barr in an interview with CNN aired Sunday - saying that they are 'spending full time in a different reality'.
'We do have two systems of justice' for black and white Americans, said Harris, the first black and South Asian American woman on a major party presidential ticket.
'I don't think that most reasonable people who are paying attention to the facts would dispute that there are racial disparities and a system that has engaged in racism in terms of how the laws have been enforced,' she said.
'It does us no good to deny that. Let's just deal with it. Let's be honest. These might be difficult conversations for some, but they're not difficult conversations for leaders, not for real leaders.'
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Kamala Harris slammed President Donald Trump and his Attorney General William Barr for denying systematic racism in the US justice system during an interview with CNN aired Sunday
Harris accused Trump and Barr of 'spending full time in a different reality' after they both dismissed the idea of two separate justice systems for black and white Americans
Barr, the nation's top lawyer, dismissed the idea of 'two justice systems' in an interview with CNN last Wednesday.
'I think we have to be a little careful about throwing the idea of racism around,' he said. 'I don't think it is as common as people suggest.'
Trump also refused to acknowledge the existence of systematic racism the day before during his visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, which was roiled by riots following the police shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23.
Well, you know, you just keep getting back to the opposite subject,' Trump said.
'We should talk about the kind of violence we've seen in Portland and here and other places.'
During the same interview, Harris warned that Russian election interference and voter suppression could threaten her and Biden's bid for the White House.
'I am clear that Russia interfered in the [presidential election] of 2016,' Harris said, noting that she serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has published reports on the interference.
'I do believe there will be foreign interface in the 2020 election and Russia will be on the front of line.'
Asked if the interference could cost her and Biden the presidency, Harris replied: 'Theoretically, of course. Yes.'
'We have to be a