Donald Trump has said he ‘dreams about potential challengers’ as he laughed off a question over whether he feared opponents touted to run against him in 2020.
The President told the New York Post in an interview on Wednesday: ‘Fear? Fear? Do you mean fear or dream about?’
‘I dream about them. So far everyone that I’ve seen I’m dreaming about.’
Trump went through the list of people rumoured to be mounting a bid for the White House and decried the suggestion he could lose to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand or Senator Cory Booker.
President Trump said in an interview on Wednesday he believes several of the Democrats touted for the White House are not a threat
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been touted as a possible candidate for 2020
‘I’d love to run against Little Michael,’ he said, referring to former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
‘I would love to run against him. He’s been fighting me hard. He spent $100 million against me – that didn’t work. He spent a lot of money last night against Cindy Hyde-Smith. That didn’t work out so well,’ Trump said.
‘I’d love to run against Michael. I don’t know if he’s going to run, but I’d love it,’ Trump repeated.
When asked about the suitability of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump said she ‘loves guns more than any human being on Earth’ and claimed: ‘She’s not going to make it’.
Trump also laughed off a challenge from Cory Booker, who formerly served as the mayor of Newark, saying ‘he’s not going to be a problem’.
Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she was ‘thinking about’ a run for the White House after her recent election victory
Trump also dismissed a potential challenge from Senator Cory Booker (pictured), saying ‘he’s not going to be a problem’
Gillibrand said she was ‘thinking about’ a potential run for the Presidency earlier this month after scoring a landslide election victory.
The senator, who took over Hillary Clinton’s seat and who gained prominence pushing to stop sexual assault in the military, acknowledged she was thinking about a run for higher office just days after her win.
‘I’m obviously very dedicated to serving New Yorkers,’ said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday, less than a week after cruising to reelection and getting two-thirds of the vote.
‘I’ve been thinking about it because … what President Trump is putting into this country is so disturbing, so divisive, so dark, that I believe I’ve been called to fight as hard as I possibly can to restore that moral integrity, that moral decency.’
Other Democrats who have been linked with the Presidency include, Beto O’Rourke and Senator Sherrod Brown.
Democrat Beto O’Rourke said recently he isn’t ruling out a potential 2020 presidential run. He is pictured here on November 6
The living conditions inside the Benito Juarez sports center which has been turned into a makeshift camp for the migrant caravan
The news comes as authorities in Mexico are struggling to deal with the migrant caravan which has travelled to the border with the US.
The mayor of Tijuana said yesterday that the $30,000 funding required every day to support the migrants is rapidly running out.
While earlier on Wednesday, an independent autopsy revealed that a Honduran transgender migrant who died in ICE custody appears to have been abused.
Tennessee-based civil rights attorney Andrew Free released details of an independent autopsy this week that noted deep bruising along Roxsana Hernandez’s ribs that wasn’t evident externally, contusions on her back and injuries around her wrists that were likely caused by handcuffs.
An attorney representing the family claims the 33-year-old did not receive adequate medical care and was physically abused.
The autopsy also concluded that Hernandez likely died as the result of severe dehydration complicated by HIV.
Immigration authorities maintain that Hernandez wasn’t abused while in their custody and any allegations suggesting that she was are false.
Migrants line up for a food distribution outside a temporary shelter in Tijuana as living conditions in the camps deteriorate
Children, part of a caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America trying to reach the United States, play a game with a volunteer
WHO ARE ALL THE DEMOCRATS OFFICIALLY RUNNING FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 2020?
Age on Inauguration Day 2021: 57
Entered race: July 28, 2017
Career: Three-time Maryland congressman. Previously set up publicly-traded companies lending capital to healthcare and mid-size businesses
Family: Married father of four; wife April works for children’s issues nonprofit
Views on key issues: Social liberal in favor of legalized pot and gun control but not single-payer healthcare and fiscally conservative
Slogan: Focus on the Future
Age on Inauguration Day 2021: 46
Entered race: November 6, 2018
Career: Started a dotcom flop then become healthcare and education tech executive who set up nonprofit Venture for America
Family: Married father of two; would be first Asian American nominee
Views on key issues: Warns of rise of robots and artificial intelligence, wants $1,000 a month universal basic income and social media regulated
Slogan: Humanity First
Age on Inauguration Day 2021: 50
Entered race: November 12, 2018
Career: Tattooed Army paratrooper officer with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan awarded disability by VA; then high school teacher and West Virginia state senator. Lost 2018 run for Congress
Family: Married father of two; wife is paid caregiver for his combat-related disabilities; grandfather was illegal immigrant from Mexico
Views on key issues: Populist union booster who backed teachers’ strike in West Virginia; wants lobbyists banned; voted for Trump in 2016 but regrets it
Slogan: To be announced