“I think she’d lose so badly”
The 2020 election is still way off but Trump has already made it clear that he’d love for the Democratic Party to nominate Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The Hill reports:
Trump: Elizabeth Warren running against me would be ‘a dream’
President Trump said in an interview broadcast Saturday night that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) launching a presidential bid against him would be “a dream come true.”
“I think she’d lose so badly,” Trump said during an interview on Fox News’ “Watters’ World.”
Trump claimed Warren, a top surrogate for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, “was getting up with that craziness and that anger” in speeches on the campaign trail.
“I think she hurt Hillary Clinton very badly,” Trump said. “I watched those speeches – the anger, the hatred, in her heart – and I said, ‘Ya know, she’s really bad for Hillary.'”
“Pocahontas would not be proud of her as her representative, believe me,” Trump continued, resurfacing his campaign trail nickname for the Democratic senator.
Fox host Jesse Watters suggested that Warren, who is among several Democratic senators often floated as a possible 2020 contender, is “probably going to run against you.”
“I hope so,” Trump responded. “That would be a dream come true.”
Here’s the video:
This could be a real thing. The Boston Globe is already asking the question:
Could Elizabeth Warren win back ‘Trump Democrats’ in 2020?
To understand the challenge facing Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats as they chart a path out of their Trump nightmare, you can’t do much better than to spend a few minutes with the amiable fellow in a diner booth in blue-collar Pennsylvania, as he tucks into a plate of eggs-over-easy and sausage and ponders Donald Trump.
John Randazzo is a registered Democrat who twice voted for Barack Obama, whose 2008 visit to the Avenue Diner near Wilkes-Barre is memorialized with a plaque and a special red stool at the counter. In 2016, Randazzo was among Rust Belt defectors who helped put Trump in the White House — the sort of voter who prompted the president to boast last month that he was giving the GOP a rebirth as the “party . . . of the American worker.’’…
Asked about Warren, Randazzo suggested that the Massachusetts senator, who is arguably the Democrats’ highest-profile advocate for the working class, is out of touch and lumped her in the same category as the entrenched House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi.
“Her and Pelosi, they’ll never get my vote the way they’re acting,” said Randazzo. “They are completely the opposite of what Donald Trump stands for. He says one thing, they disagree and it’s the other thing, and it’s ridiculous.”
Frankly, I think Warren destroyed her brand with the left by endorsing Hillary. Additionally, Warren may be able to win in a state like Massachusetts, but Democrats overestimate her appeal on a national stage.
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