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 TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE on Thursday warned that former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderBen Shapiro condemns Republicans confronting Nancy Pelosi: ‘Stupid, nasty, and counterproductive’ Trump rebukes Holder, Clinton with 'jobs not mobs' refrain Eric Trump calls out Holder on kicking comments: 'Who says this?' 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.


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) SandersHarris presses young people to vote early in Iowa trip Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren wants probe into whether former U.S. soldiers worked as assassins for UAE 'Broad City' stars urge Clinton not to run again Big Dem donors stick to sidelines as 2020 approaches MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris presses young people to vote early in Iowa trip We need economic progress for more Americans Booker bill would create federally funded savings account for every child MORE (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenTrump: 'You know what I am? I'm a nationalist' Biden jokes about Obama memes: 'Barack did the first friendship bracelet, not me' 'Broad City' stars urge Clinton not to run again 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.