Cory Booker is officially a candidate for President of the United States of America and Trump thinks he has no shot.
Cory Booker, infamous for his scandalous behavior during the Kavanaugh smear job, thinks he can appeal to independents and cross some divide.
From CBS: President Trump said Democratic Senator Cory Booker, who just announced he’s running for president, has “no chance” in the 2020 election, in an exclusive interview with CBS News “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan.
“I say no chance,” Mr. Trump said of Booker, who announced his campaign on Friday. When asked why, Mr. Trump replied: “Because I know him. He has no chance.”
However, the president also told Brennan that he has not seen any candidates so far who are possible threats.
“So far, I don’t see anybody. I don’t — I’m not impressed with their group,” Mr. Trump said.
The interview took place Friday afternoon in the Blue Room at the White House.
Brennan’s interview with the president comes just before his first State of the Union address to 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 national emergency at the border, which would give him the unilateral authority to use military funds to build a wall without a congressional appropriation.
Kellyanne Conway weighed in and pointed out the tight spot Cory is in. From Fox News:
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway reacted to fellow New Jerseyan, Sen. Cory Booker, announcing a run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary.
Conway, who hails from Hammonton, New Jersey, said that the former Democratic mayor of Newark should be asked “what exactly he accomplished” that qualifies him to be president.
“I would ask him a couple questions as he runs from my native New Jersey,” she said. “What is your objection to Kamala Harris running, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand,… Tulsi Gabbard?”
Conway said that if a male Republican joined a primary race with so many other women, Democrats like Booker would call him “sexist” for any criticism of his female rivals.