Trump predicts Ocasio-Cortez will launch primary bid against Schumer

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar MORE predicted Monday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes Maloney, Ocasio-Cortez call on FDA to revise ban on gay men from donating blood amid shortage Overnight Energy: Court upholds Trump repeal of Obama fracking rule | Oil price drop threatens fracking boom | EPA eases rules on gasoline sales amid coronavirus MORE (D-N.Y.) would primary Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMcConnell launches ad touting role in passing coronavirus relief Joe Biden can't lead the charge from his home in Delaware Texas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill MORE (D-N.Y.) "and win" because of how “badly” the Democrats handled his impeachment.

Trump also claimed that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse Judiciary Committee postpones hearing with Barr amid coronavirus outbreak House Democrats plead with key committee chairman to allow remote voting amid coronavirus pandemic Pelosi rejects calls to shutter Capitol: 'We are the captains of this ship' MORE (D-N.Y.) has a “good chance” of losing to his primary opponent in New York’s 10th Congressional District and that Republicans would take back the House of Representatives in the November elections because of impeachment, which he described in familiar terms as a “hoax.”

“It is all getting quite interesting. [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi will lose the House, AGAIN! My poll numbers great,” Trump tweeted Monday morning.

Trump made a similar claim about Ocasio-Cortez at a lunch with television anchors before the State of the Union last week, according to Fox News's Bret Baier.


Nadler, who has represented his New York district since 2013, faces a number of primary opponents, including Lindsey Boylan, a former state official.

Representatives for Ocasio-Cortez, Schumer and Nadler did not immediately return requests for comment.

Trump has used the last several days to take a victory lap following his Wednesday acquittal by the GOP-controlled Senate in his impeachment trial, a result that had been expected for months.

Trump has spent time attacking those who supported his impeachment, including Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyPoll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Granting cash payments is a conservative principle 7 things to know about the coronavirus stimulus package MORE (R-Utah), the lone Republican to join Democrats in voting in favor of removing Trump from office over the charge he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to pursue investigations into his political rivals.

The president has also taken aim at Democrats, accusing them of a partisan effort to remove him from office while celebrating his acquittal and recent poll numbers as evidence that the decision to impeach him has backfired on his opponents.