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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE on Thursday warned that former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderOcasio-Cortez to be first guest on new Desus and Mero show Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks Holder: If Trump directed Cohen to lie, impeachment proceedings ‘must begin’ 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) SandersSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDNC punts on measure to reduce role of corporate PAC money Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate Sanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 MORE (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Trump, Biden in dead heat in hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters 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.