Trump: I’d be very happy with Hillary as 2020 Democratic nominee

Trump: I’d be very happy with Hillary as 2020 Democratic nominee
© Getty

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE in a Monday night interview said that he would be "very happy" if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' MORE ran against him again in the 2020 presidential election. 

"Who’s your dream person to run against in 2020?" Fox's Laura Ingraham asked Trump in a pre-recorded interview set to air during her Fox News show. 

"So far I like them all," Trump replied. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Ingraham asked how he would feel if Clinton ran again. 

"I like her too, I’d be very happy with Hillary," Trump said. "I don’t see anybody that I wouldn’t enjoy running against."

Though Clinton fanned speculation about 2020 when she said at a Friday event that she would like "to be president," Clinton allies told The Hill on Monday that she is not planning to run again

“She’s more likely to win Powerball,” Philippe Reines, Clinton’s longtime adviser, told The Hill on Monday. 

Other Clinton confidants said there is no one encouraging her to enter the field, which is expected to be crowded, and there have been no efforts to ramp up staff or build a campaign infrastructure. 

Trump has previously called former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE his "dream" opponent. 

Biden has been floated as another possible contender, and surveys show him leading the pack of potential Democratic nominees, but he has downplayed the likelihood that he will launch a bid.

Biden launched presidential campaigns in 1988 and 2008, but quickly dropped out of the race each time.

Other possible contenders include Democratic Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports MORE (Mass.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Ex-USAID employee apologizes, denies sending explosive tweets MORE (D-N.J.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down MORE (D-Calif.), as well as lawyer Michael Avenatti.