Trump Says That Cory Booker Has Zero Chance of Beating Him in 2020 (VIDEO)
Donald Trump dismissed Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential ambitions on Friday, boasting he would trounce whatever Democratic nominee emerges from the ever-growing primary field.
Booker, of New Jersey, is the latest Democrat to announce he will seek the party’s nomination to challenge Trump for the White House in 2020. The 49-year-old former mayor of Newark, a vegan and bachelor educated at Stanford, Yale, and Oxford, waited until the start of Black History Month to formally declare his candidacy.
“He’s got no chance,” Trump told CBS News of Booker. “Because I know him. I don’t think he has a chance.”
The president, whose own re-election campaign announced on Thursday that he raised $21 million in the last financial quarter of 2018, said Friday “so far” he hadn’t seen a single Democratic candidate who could oust him from the Oval Office.
“I don’t,” Trump said. “I’m not impressed with their group.”
Trump had earlier weighed in on the slew of Democratic contenders in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday. He told the newspaper the party had “really drifted far left,” describing Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as damaged after his sustained attacks on her over her claims to Native American ancestry.
“I would say the best opening so far would be Kamala Harris,” he said of the California senator, who officially launched her campaign last week during a rally in Oakland, Calif.” “I would say in terms of the opening act, I would say, would be her. A better crowd — better crowd, better enthusiasm.”
WATCH: "I know him. I don't think he has a chance," President Trump predicts of @CoryBooker's 2020 bid@margbrennan sat down with @realDonaldTrump for an interview airing Sunday on @FaceTheNation https://t.co/X1aIpxddud pic.twitter.com/lpyBK70Tyj
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