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 TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE on Thursday warned that former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials We can't allow presidents and public opinion to further diminish the work of the press Democrats sue over North Carolina's congressional maps 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 SandersBernie SandersWarren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' Warren says she will unveil plan to finance 'Medicare for All' Ocasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Warren, Yang fight over automation divides experts Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren says she will unveil plan to finance 'Medicare for All' Kamala Harris reacts to supporter who got tattoo of her handwriting Even with likely Trump impeachment, Democrats face uphill climb to win presidency MORE (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Romney: Republicans don't criticize Trump because they fear it will help Warren 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.