President Donald Trump welcomed news that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has formed an exploratory committee to run for president in 2020, in a New Year’s Eve interview with the Fox News Channel.
“Elizabeth Warren will be the first. She did very badly in proving that she was of Indian heritage. That didn’t work out too well. I think you have more than she does, and maybe I do too and I have nothing. So, we’ll see how she does, I wish her well, I hope she does well, I’d love to run against her,” Trump said in his first reaction to Warren’s announcement.
Trump was further pressed on whether he thought Warren could win the presidency, to which he quipped, “well, that I don’t know, you’d have to ask her psychiatrist.”
Warren revealed her exploratory committee on New Year’s Eve and subsequently held a press conference in Massachusetts. The Democratic senator released a campaign video and told several reporters she will run a campaign focused on economic issues.