Trump campaign official: Democratic debate a 'two-hour infomercial' for president's reelection

A Trump campaign official said Thursday the Democratic debates are an "infomercial" for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE's 2020 reelection.

“If it’s anything like we saw last night, it’s going to be another two-hour informercial on behalf of the reelection of President Trump,” Marc Lotter, a director of strategic communications for President Trump's 2020 campaign, told Hill.TV on “Rising.”

“So much so that the DNC should list it as an in-kind contribution to our campaign,” he said.

Ten out of the more than-two dozen candidates vying for the Democratic nomination took the stage Wednesday night in Miami, where they debated immigration, guns, climate change and Iran.

The inaugural debate marked a big night for Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKrystal Ball: Elites have chosen Warren as The One; Lauren Claffey: Is AOC wrong about the Electoral College? Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster MORE (D-Mass.), who came out of the event strong after she touted a number of her campaign proposals and reaffirmed her commitment to a Medicare for All. 

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate Lawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden expands lead in new national poll MORE (D-Hawaii), meanwhile, emerged as among the biggest winners out of the long-shot candidates. Gabbard was the most-searched candidate of Wednesday night's debate on GoogleTrends, despite going in as a relative unknown.

Thursday night’s debate includes a number of top-tier candidates like former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona Giuliani says he discussed Biden with Ukrainian official MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 candidates have the chance to embrace smarter education policies Bernie Sanders Adviser talks criminal justice reform proposal, 'Medicare for All' plan Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona MORE. Other headliners include: Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona Rising Warren faces uphill climb with black voters Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race MORE (D-Calif.) along with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona ABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate National poll finds tight race between Biden, Sanders and Warren MORE.

They will be joined by Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Defense: Two US service members killed in Afghanistan | Trump calls on other nations to take up fight against ISIS | Pentagon scraps billion-dollar missile defense program Sanders targets gig economy as part of new labor plan Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill MORE (D-N.Y.), Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes The Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report MORE (D-Colo.), Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race Hickenlooper ends presidential bid MORE (D-Calf.), tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes Harris to appear in CNN climate town hall after backlash MORE and author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate Williamson unveils plan to create Cabinet-level Department of Peace Castro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates MORE.

—Tess Bonn