President Trump is keeping a close eye on his competition and recently weighed into the Democratic primary race to say who he thinks stands the best chance of going the distance.
So far, Democrat Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard have each launched bids or exploratory committees for their party’s nomination.
From the Washington Examiner:
President Trump dismissed Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential ambitions on Friday, boasting he would trounce the Democratic nominee who 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 said to CBS News, per the Washington Examiner. “Because I know him. I don’t think he has a chance.”
According to the report, Trump does not see anyone who would stand a chance against him in a general election.
“I’m not impressed with their group,” Trump said, per the report.
Much to the surprise of some, Trump credited Harris for having the best start of their campaign.
“I would say the best opening so far would be Kamala Harris,” who announced the launch of her campaign last week in her home state.
“I would say in terms of the opening act, I would say, would be her. A better crowd — better crowd, better enthusiasm,” the president added.
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Here’s more from the interview, from CBS News:
The interview took place Friday afternoon in the Blue Room at the White House.
Brennan’s interview with the president comes just before his firstto a divided government, and two weeks before government funding for several federal departments and agencies runs out on Feb. 15. The president continues to insist on funding for his border wall and has threatened to declare a at the border, which would give him the unilateral authority to use military funds to build a wall without a congressional appropriation.
For nearly two decades, presidents have sat for interviews ahead of the Super Bowl. CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz first interviewed then-President George W. Bush before the Super Bowl kicked off in 2004.
This was the president’s fifth on-camera interview with CBS News since he took office in January 2017.
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