According to President Trump, Senator Cory Booker has "no chance" of winning the 2020 presidential race and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has proven to be "very bad for the country", especially after the government shutdown quagmire.
In an interview with CBS News host Margaret Brennan Friday afternoon, Trump gave his two cents on Booker's recent announcement that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. The conversation is scheduled to air in full on Sunday, Daily Mail reports.
"I say no chance," Trump said. "Because I know him. He has no chance." The commander-in-chief added that he was not particularly impressed with any of the Democrat candidates who'd made their intention to run public thus far. "So far, I don't see anybody. I don't — I'm not impressed with their group," he said.
Brennan also asked Trump what he understood from the recent government shutdown between him and Pelosi. "Well, I think that she was very rigid — which I would expect — but I think she's very bad for our country," the president said. "She knows that you need a barrier. She knows that we need border security. She wanted to win a political point. I happen to think it's very bad politics because, basically, she wants open borders. She doesn't mind human trafficking or she wouldn't do this," he said.
According to the president, Pelosi is doing a "terrible disservice" to America. "She's — she's costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars because what's happening. You have people dying all over the country because of people like Nancy Pelosi who don't want to give proper border security for political reasons — she's doing a terrible disservice to our country," Trump said.
In response to Trump's comments, Pelosi's spokesman Drew Hammill said, "Democrats are committed to securing our borders while upholding our values as a nation. The president should stop undermining bipartisan efforts to do just that."
The interview will be aired in full on Sunday morning before Super Bowl LIII, which Trump plans to watch from his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Los Angeles Rams are set to battle the New England Patriots for the championship.