Trump predicts Ocasio-Cortez will launch primary bid against Schumer

President TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE predicted Monday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSen. Brian Schatz tests positive for COVID-19 Democrats call on FDA to revisit ban on gay, bisexual men donating blood amid shortage Senate Democrats introduce bill to ban stock trades in Congress MORE (D-N.Y.) would primary Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerRomney: I never got a call from White House to discuss voting rights Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Joe Biden's disastrous 48 hours 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 NadlerAndrew Cuomo attorney says AG investigation was 'shoddy,' outcome was 'predetermined' Democrats quietly explore barring Trump from office over Jan. 6  The Memo: Nation's racial reckoning plays out in 2021's big trials 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 Romney​​Democrats make voting rights push ahead of Senate consideration Sunday shows - Voting rights legislation dominates Clyburn says he 'wholeheartedly' endorses Biden's voting rights remarks 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.