Trump's daughter-in-law Lara says Dem women candidates should wait until 2024: 'It's a waste'
She also advised them to skip the 2020 polls altogether and wait for the next presidential run to vie for the White House seat.
President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, on Monday advised the five Democratic women running for the 2020 presidential polls to not waste their time contesting against the president. She also advised them to skip the 2020 polls altogether and wait for the next presidential run to vie for the White House seat.
"Kudos to these women for getting in and throwing their hats in the ring. I kind of want to say to them 'why are you doing it now?, wait six more years and do it for 2024'," she told Fox News on Monday.
Lara Trump, an adviser to her father-in-law's reelection campaign, added: "It seems like a waste to me. This president - I always say - will win by more in 2020 than even in 2016." Trump beat his political rival, Hillary Clinton, during the 2016 presidential polls 304 to 207 in the electoral college, while Clinton beat him in the popular vote by 2.8 million.
The Republican's polarizing approach towards women during his presidential campaign drew a heavy backlash from a large group of female voters, particularly liberal, college-educated women. His election resulted in the Women's March in Washington DC, where hundreds of thousands participants protested. The movement galvanized women politicians and voters alike and resulted in a record 102 women being elected to the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections.
Now a historic number of women are trying to harness some of that energy to contest against Trump and attempt to remove him from office in the next presidential polls. Five women have announced their candidacy from the Democratic Party for 2020 presidential polls, this is the most number of women contesting for presidency in the country's history.
Senator Amy Klobuchar, on Sunday, announced her candidacy, becoming the latest woman to join the Democratic nomination battle. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard have declared their candidacy against Trump in 2020 polls.
It has just been a few days since these women announced their candidacy and President Trump has already launched his attacks against them on Twitter. The Republican, who coined the phrase "Crooked Hillary", took shots at Klobuchar and Warren over the weekend when they formally announced their bid.
"Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!" the president tweeted.
He also tweeted about his favorite target ever since her 2016 campaign, saying: "Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President," he posted on Twitter. "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"
Warren, however, had a retort ready and slammed the president while campaigning in Iowa on Sunday: "Every day there is a racist tweet, a hateful tweet - something really dark and ugly. By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person," suggesting he could be imprisoned under Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into his 2016 campaign.