Harris got a hometown welcome Wednesday afternoon at a town hall at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland, fielding questions from a friendly crowd and taking some well-received swipes at the president. After the event, she wouldn’t directly address Feinstein’s remarks on Tuesday that Trump could become a good president if he learns from his mistakes. But Harris was happy to weigh in on whether she thinks Trump will change.
"Everything that this president has done in the last eight months leads me to believe that he has spoken his intentions, he has spoken his values, he has spoken his style of communicating, and boundaries or lack of boundaries on many issues. And I have no reason to believe that he is going to change course," Harris said.
Overall, the event was conflict-free -- not anything like the tense town halls that went viral this summer for other members of Congress.
Harris garnered cheers when she voiced support for keeping transgender soldiers in the military and again when she spoke about protecting the legal status for hundreds of thousands of people who came to the U.S. as children.
And, she threw some red meat to the progressive base with an announcement that she plans to co-sponsor a Medicare-for-all bill.
"Because it's just the right thing to do," Harris said.
Supporters also applauded when she attacked Trump's comments that there were “good people on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed protesting against a white supremacist rally.
"And for those who are concerned about the wrong side, there are just a couple of simple signs: The wrong side is the side with the torches and the swastikas. That’s the wrong side," she said.