Kamala Harris on Trump: 'We have a predator living in the White House'

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, is ratcheting up her attacks against President Trump, referring to him on  Wednesday as a "predator" during a campaign event in Iowa.

"I took on successfully, and I prosecuted the big banks, when they preyed on homeowners," Harris said, touting her record as attorney general of California. "I've prosecuted the pharmaceutical companies when they preyed on seniors. I have prosecuted transactional criminal organizations when they preyed on women and children.

“I know predators, and we have one living in the White House."

HARRIS, WARREN OUTPACE SANDERS IN POST-DEBATE POLLS 

This was a not-so-subtle reference to the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct that have dogged President Trump in recent years. Over a dozen women came forward with claims during the 2016 election, following the release of Trump's infamous "Access Hollywood" tape. Last month, ahead of the release of a new book, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of an assault that she maintains took place in the early 1990s.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Harris has seen a major surge in the polls since her widely praised performance at last week's Democratic debates. The California senator has jumped into third place among the two-dozen candidates seeking the Democratic Party nod in the average of polls, according to Real Clear Politics. Several polls now put her close to the presumed front-runner, Joe Biden.

President Trump has previously refrained from attacking Harris and even complimented her campaign rollout, calling her launch the "best opening so far."