Asif Mahmood, a Democrat and Muslim doctor from Los Angeles, on Wednesday announced his run for California lieutenant governor – with fighting President Donald Trump the centerpiece of his campaign.

"As a Muslim immigrant from the great blue state of California, I'll be a triple threat to Donald Trump," Mahmood said at a press conference outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters downtown Los Angeles. "I'm running for office to fight against him, and to fight for our families."

Mahmood, a political newcomer, is the second candidate to officially join the 2018 race for lieutenant governor.

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