‘They Aren’t Going To Win With The People I See’: Trump Ridicules The Democrats’ 2020 Field
There’s so many now we’ve lost count. Are there 19? 20? Who knows. And on Thursday, the big kahuna — Joe Biden — is going to jump into the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
For his part, President Trump doesn’t much care who wins the primaries. To the former reality TV show host turned president, he’ll take on whoever comes out of the pack. But right now, he thinks the pickings are pretty slim.
At the White House on Wednesday, Trump said the new effort by House Democrats to try to call administration officials to testify is really all about the next election.
“The Democrats are trying to win 2020. They’re not going to win with the people that I see. And they’re not gonna win against me,” Trump said. “The only way they can maybe luck out, and I don’t think that’s going to happen – it might make it even the opposite, that’s what a lot of people are saying – the only way they can luck out is by constantly going after me on nonsense.”
One of Trump’s top advisers, Kellyanne Conway, told Biden to “bring it on” when she appeared on a Fox News show Wednesday morning.
“Bring them all on. I think Biden’s timing actually benefited him as somebody who’s been critical about you know, will you, won’t you,” she said. “The poor sort of non-roll out, roll out for a non-candidate, because he kept flubbing and kept stepping all over himself.”
She said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has “a lot in common with Donald Trump, which is he doesn’t really care what his party thinks about his candidacy at this point in the primaries. … ‘He’s connecting directly with the voters, he’s raising small dollar amounts.”
But she said Sanders doesn’t connect with the people. “The only difference between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump is Bernie Sanders ideas are terrible for America and Donald Trump was a much better candidate, had connective tissue with the people.”
Trump, the master of nicknames, has already got one ready for Biden. He calls Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “Pocahontas” for her false claims that’s she’s Native American. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat who falsely claimed to have fought in the Vietnam War, is “Da Nang Dick.” And Jeb Bush was, of course, “Low Energy Jeb.”
Trump added a new one to the list last month. On Twitter, he called Biden “another low I.Q. individual” as he mocked the former vice president for being “tongue tied” on whether he’s running in 2020.
Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
Currently, the top two candidates in the latest polls are Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, and former veep Joe Biden, 76. And Trump is good with that. “I mean, I’d love to have Biden. I’d love to have Bernie,” he said in an extensive interview in March.
But the pair of septuagenarians are not his top top pick. That’s reserved for a newcomer who’s all the rage with the liberal media these days, former Texas Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who lost to Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.
“I’d love to have Beto,” he said, adding: “I mean, Beto seems to be the one the press has chosen. The press seems to have chosen Beto. … When I watch Beto, I say, ‘We could dream about that.'”
Here’s what Trump had to say: