President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE on Monday said that millennials are attracted to socialism over capitalism because they are “young” and “idealistic.”

Responding to a question from Fox News host Laura Ingraham on why younger Americans seem to be gravitating toward progressive policies, Trump went on to cite his poll numbers as proof that the U.S. was not on a course toward left-wing policies.


When Ingraham asked the president what he could do to "reinvigorate" the idea of a free market society among millennials, Trump said that he saw "capitalism" as "more of an ideal."

"Well I think, No. 1, they're young, idealistic, if you call it idealistic, I think that capitalism is more of an ideal," Trump told Ingraham. "But if you look at the poll numbers, you look at the kind of numbers that we have, it's been great."

"I hit my all-time high today, 52 percent," he added, referring to a right-leaning Rasmussen poll that came out this week showing the president at just over 50 percent approval rating.

A number of freshman House Democrats have embraced the democratic socialist label, including rising Democratic star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOhio special election: A good day for Democrats Five takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Shontel Brown wins Ohio Democratic primary in show of establishment strength MORE (D-N.Y.), whose Green New Deal proposal was attacked by Trump and his allies this week as a move toward socialism in the U.S.

Trump “has vowed that America would never be socialist, and this administration will fight this central planning disaster,” the White House said this week while calling the plan a “roadmap to destroy the American Economy.”

During his State of the Union address this month, Trump pledged that "America will never be a socialist country," sparking chants of "USA" from GOP lawmakers.

Nearly half of millennial Democrats surveyed last year in a BuzzFeed News poll said they identified as a socialist or democratic socialist.