Trump predicts Ocasio-Cortez will launch primary bid against Schumer

President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE predicted Monday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTexas man charged for alleged role in Capitol riots, online death threats to Ocasio-Cortez DC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Tensions running high after gun incident near House floor MORE (D-N.Y.) would primary Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerCapitol insurrection fallout: A PATRIOT Act 2.0? Schumer calls for DOJ watchdog to probe alleged Trump effort to oust acting AG Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers 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 NadlerPelosi names 9 impeachment managers Republicans gauge support for Trump impeachment Clyburn blasts DeVos and Chao for 'running away' from 25th Amendment fight 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 RomneySunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds GOP senators say only a few Republicans will vote to convict Trump 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.