Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke in Greensboro on Sunday afternoon at Smith High School.
Harris was once a top-tier candidate, but recent polls have been showing a decline in support. According to a recent CNN poll, she is now polling at just 5 percent, where at the end of June she was polling at 15 percent.
Gladys Robinson, North Carolina's 28th District representative and Deputy Minority Leader Derwin Montgomery, representative for North Carolina's 72nd District, came out to announce their support for Harris on Sunday.
Montgomery spoke with urgency to the crowd and said, "Today is more than just about the next election. It's more than just about the next person who will occupy the White House." It's about what he calls the "soul of America."
Hundreds lined up to pile into the Smith Gymnasium and listen to Harris speak out against the president, about the current state of the economy and the public education system. But the crowd cheered the most when she spoke out about the president.
"The dude's got to go," Harris said. This line is familiar to her supporters. She has echoed it many times before.
Harris' speech was piled on with promises, like closing the teacher pay gap, the gender gap and omitting tax cuts for the wealthy.
Throughout the speech, Harris would call out the President. For example, she claimed that President Trump was not fit to be Commander in Chief due to his private interests in Saudi Arabia and Russia. She also claimed his tweets were "ammunition" to the shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.
Gun control was a problem that Harris was adamant she could tackle if president.
"You should judge a society with how they are treating their children," Harris said about gun laws.
According to Harris, congress "does not have the courage" to address the gun control issue. She promised to give congress a 100-day ultimatum if elected to tackle the issue of gun control.
Many other Democratic candidates have taken harsh stances against gun control. Harris promises to use executive order after 100 days when president congress does not take action.
Polls show support for Harris was at its highest after the debates, where during the first round she called out former Vice President Joe Biden for opposing busing as a senator representing Delaware. He denied her claims on stage, saying it was the Department of Education that opposed busing, and he supported their policies.
In the second round of debates, presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard attacked Harris, calling attention to some policies she had during her run as Attorney General of California. Gabbard claimed her office benefited from the cash-bail system and marijuana-related incarcerations.
Harris has also received criticism for mishandling the case of Daniel Larson, who was proven innocent by the Innocence Project. Despite the investigation, her office remained standing on the fact that he was supposed to be kept in jail. A recent New York Times op-ed written by Lara Bazelon says she is "not a progressive prosecutor," like she claims.
Not all who came out to the event were in support of Harris. Some in the crowd said they just wanted to hear a candidate in person and in their hometown.