Former President Clinton adviser Paul Begala joked on CNN's “Cuomo Prime Time" that any of the Democratic presidential candidates could “shoot my dog” and still have his support against President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE.

“I'm a JFK Democrat. I will pay any price, bear any burden, oppose any foe to ensure the defeat of Donald J. Trump,” Begala said on Monday.  “You can be Medicare for all or not. You could shoot my dog and, if I think you can beat Trump, I’mma be for ya.”


“Well that’s very mainstream of you,” host Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoCNN's Chris Cuomo: Trump's 'mouth is a threat to this country' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Trump complains of Republicans defending CNN's Cuomo over 'Fredo' video: 'We never learn!' MORE replied. 

Begala went on Twitter to say that he would “like to revise and extend my remarks. I love my dog Gus.”

“This is Gus.  He’s a good boy. And a good Democrat. I was only kidding on @CuomoPrimeTime, Gus!”

Begala, a current contributor for the network, said during the segment that he does not have a preferred candidate in the Democratic presidential primary for the first time in his life. 

“I’m going to watch and see how they develop,” he added.

There are more than 20 candidates who have announced their bids for the 2020 Democratic primary, but four candidates have yet to qualify to participate in the debates.

Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonDemocratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows If the Democratic debates were pro wrestling, de Blasio is comic relief Stocks close with steep losses as Trump, China escalate trade war MORE (Mass.), Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne MessamWayne Martin MessamDemocratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows 2020 Democrats release joint statement ahead of Trump's New Hampshire rally The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump claims support in Congress for background checks MORE and writer Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson on Trump: We have a little bit of a 'mad King George' in charge Democratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch MORE have not yet qualified, according to The New York Times. In addition, a campaign official for former Sen. Mike Gravel (Alaska) told The Hill he also has yet to qualify.

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellIf the Democratic debates were pro wrestling, de Blasio is comic relief Inslee seeking third term as governor after ending presidential bid The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts MORE (Calif.) became the latest candidate to qualify on Tuesday after polling at least 1 percent in three polls recognized by the Democratic National Committee.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenScaramucci attends charity event featuring Biden in the Hamptons Klobuchar knocks Trump: 'This negotiating by tweet hasn't been working' Rendell: Biden 'baked in' as Democratic nominee MORE has seen a swell of support since announcing his candidacy last week. 

He is supported by 39 percent of the Democratic electorate, leading his nearest challenger, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump preps conspiracy theory to explain faltering economy Sanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Sanders, Warren back major shift to fight drug overdoses MORE (I-Vt.), by 24 points, according to a CNN–SRSS poll released early Tuesday. Biden and Sanders were the only candidates registering double-digit levels of support in the survey.