Trump on Holder 'kick them' comments: 'He better be careful what he's wishing for'

Trump on Holder 'kick them' comments: 'He better be careful what he's wishing for'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpActivists highlight Trump ties to foreign autocrats in hotel light display Jose Canseco pitches Trump for chief of staff: ‘Worried about you looking more like a Twinkie everyday’ Dershowitz: Mueller's report will contain 'sins' but no 'impeachable offense' MORE on Thursday warned that former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderTrump attorney general pick a prolific donor to GOP candidates, groups: report Trump on sharing photo of Rosenstein behind bars: 'He should have never picked a special counsel' If the GOP wants to win, it needs to champion the middle class MORE “better be careful what he's wishing for,” one day after video surfaced showing Holder saying that when Republicans “go low” Democrats should “kick them” in response.

“He better be careful what he’s wishing for. That’s a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement,” Trump said during a wide-ranging interview on Fox & Friends.

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On Wednesday, video surfaced of Holder's comments, which he made while campaigning for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D).

Holder, who served under former President Obama, said that the "new Democratic Party" needed to "fight" for its ideals.

"Michelle [Obama] always says that, you know, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick them." Holder, who served under former President Obama, said "That’s what this new Democratic Party is about," Holder said. “We’re proud as hell to be Democrats. We’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party."

Holder, who has said he is interested in a possible 2020 White House bid, later clarified in the speech that when he says to "kick them," he doesn't mean doing anything inappropriate or illegal. 

Trump on Thursday also targeted Holder as a possible Democratic opponent in 2020, saying "he's got some problems" and predicting that the Democratic primaries "would gobble him up."

"I don’t see him running," Trump said. "And if he did run, I think he gets gobbled up before he ever gets to the election itself. I think the primaries would gobble him up.”

Trump also dismissed other potential 2020 opponents, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOcasio-Cortez on call to run for president: ‘How about … no’ GOP-controlled Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi vote Amazon workers in Staten Island launching campaign to unionize MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Majority thinks Trump won't be reelected in 2020 Consumer bureau morale plummeted under Mulvaney: report Julián Castro launches exploratory committee for possible 2020 White House bid MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden to discuss 2020 bid with family over holidays: report Kamala Harris on mortality rates of black mothers: 'We can solve' this Julián Castro launches exploratory committee for possible 2020 White House bid MORE (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenOcasio-Cortez on call to run for president: ‘How about … no’ Former Bloomberg editor slams Bloomberg for a view of press 'as cynical as Donald Trump' Poll: Majority thinks Trump won't be reelected in 2020 MORE.

"So far, I like every one of them," he said.

"I just hope they stay healthy. And I hope they fight it out. Any one of them I’d like. I just hope that we don’t get any star or good thinker,” the president added about the possible Democratic Primary field.