Trump: Harris had ‘best opening’ of 2020 Dems

Trump: Harris had ‘best opening’ of 2020 Dems
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE suggested Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe symbol of 'Wakanda' and black political vision Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary Sanders dominates, Buttigieg surges in 2020 social media battle 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 WarrenColbert links large 2020 Dem field to Avengers: 'A group of every available person in the universe' Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary Sanders dominates, Buttigieg surges in 2020 social media battle MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand 'not worried' about being 'discounted' in 2020 race Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns Buttigieg gets first congressional endorsement 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 BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenElection analyst says Biden could face uphill battle attracting small-dollar donors Biden's announcement was a general election message, says political analyst Gillibrand 'not worried' about being 'discounted' in 2020 race MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection analyst says Biden could face uphill battle attracting small-dollar donors Gillibrand 'not worried' about being 'discounted' in 2020 race Biden's sloppy launch may cost him 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.