Indian-origin Kamala Harris says she will decide on US presidential bid soon

The first Indian-origin US Senator, Kamala Harris, has said she will soon take a decision on her 2020 presidential bid. She also expressed hope that the American people are ready for a woman of colour to hold the highest office in the country. In an interview to CNN, she said, "I will make my decision soon, not at this very moment."  She published a new memoir this week ahead of the likely 2020 presidential run.

She demurred on whether she will challenge President Donald Trump for the White House. Her book 'The Truths We Hold: An American Journey' says that she thinks that the country is ready for a president who is a woman of colour. "I will say that we have to give the American people more credit. And we have to understand that the American public and the people of our country are smart people who will make decisions about who will be their leader based on who they believe is capable, who they believe has an honest desire to lead, to represent, to see them, to be a voice for them even if they have no power, and those are the kinds of people who we are as a country," she said.

Meanwhile, in an interview with ABC, Harris said she has yet to decide if she will run in 2020, but was definitely certain on one point that the US is “absolutely” ready for a woman of colour to be president. She added: "I'm not saying that about myself, but I am saying that about the capacity of the American public."