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Gillibrand chooses unique location for her first presidential campaign appearance

Posted at 5:40 PM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 18:58:20-04

Another Democratic challenger officially kicked off their 2020 campaign as New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made her first appearance as a presidential candidate.

Her choice for her first location? Outside the Trump Tower in Manhattan.

The senator, who announced her candidacy earlier in the week, took aim at the president during her remarks.

“President Trump is tearing apart the moral fabric of this country,” she said. “He demonizes the vulnerable and he punches down.”

Gillibrand is trying to position herself in the crowded field of Democrats seeking the party’s nomination. While some hopefuls have shied away from mentioning Trump, Gillibrand has not hesitated to do so.

She also called for criminal justice reforms, including ending cash bail and legalizing marijuana.