Trump: Harris had ‘best opening’ of 2020 Dems

Trump: Harris had ‘best opening’ of 2020 Dems
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE suggested Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires Buttigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' MORE (D-Calif.) got a head start over other 2020 Democratic candidates so far, saying she had the “best opening” of any of her competitors.

“I would say the best opening so far would be Kamala Harris,” Trump told The New York Times in an interview, adding that her first campaign rally got “A better crowd — better crowd, better enthusiasm.”

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“Some of the others were very flat.”

Harris’s campaign, which officially launched this week at a rally in Oakland, Calif., generated significantly more social media interest than those of her opponents, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Amazon warehouse workers strike on Prime Day Elizabeth Warren backs Amazon workers striking on Prime Day MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke 2020 Democrats upend digital campaign playbook Gillibrand speaks of how she benefits from white privilege MORE (D-N.Y.). 

The Democratic primary field is expected to be one of the most crowded in modern history, with as many as 30 candidates expected to throw their hats into the ring. However, only a handful of those who would be considered front-runners have publicly expressed interest in running.

Democrats are still waiting on heavy-hitters such as former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Biden pitches new subsidies, public option in health care plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires MORE (I-Vt.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and more to make their intentions known.

Trump campaign staffers have reportedly suggested that the president stands the best chance of reelection if he eventually faces off against Warren in 2020.

Trump attacked the Massachusetts Democrat, whom he frequently calls "Pocahontas," saying her credibility has been “hurt badly” over her controversial claims of Native American ancestry.

“I do think Elizabeth Warren’s been hurt very badly with the Pocahontas trap,” Trump said, adopting a slur to cite the scandal. “I think she’s been hurt badly. I may be wrong, but I think that was a big part of her credibility and now all of a sudden it’s gone.”

Warren announced last month she was convening an exploratory committee to look at a presidential bid. While her December declaration was soon buried in other campaign announcements, she teased Thursday another speech about her 2020 plans set for Feb. 9.