Trump predicts Ocasio-Cortez will launch primary bid against Schumer

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE predicted Monday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHispanic Caucus asks for Department of Labor meeting on COVID in meatpacking plants Harris, Ocasio-Cortez push climate equity bill with Green New Deal roots Young minority voters show overwhelming support for Biden: poll MORE (D-N.Y.) would primary Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Trump backs plan to give airlines another billion in aid 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 NadlerBy questioning Barr, Democrats unmasked their policy of betrayal Chris Wallace: Barr hearing 'an embarrassment' for Democrats: 'Just wanted to excoriate him' Apple posts blowout third quarter 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 RomneyTennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans NRCC poll finds McBath ahead of Handel in Georgia Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions 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.