Klobuchar says she'll 'use humor' in campaigning against Trump

Klobuchar says she'll 'use humor' in campaigning against Trump
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean Klobuchar2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan Samantha Bee slams 2020 Democrats who go on Fox News Poll: Harris, Warren climb as Biden maintains lead MORE (D-Minn.) joked about President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE's hair and vowed to "use humor" in her White House bid during an interview Saturday at South by Southwest.

Klobuchar, one of several 2020 contenders to make an appearance at the Texas festival, recalled to Recode's Kara Swisher how she was attacked by Trump on Twitter for her campaign announcement, which took place in Minneapolis amid a snowstorm.

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"You know what? I’d like to see how your hair will work in a blizzard, Mr. Umbrella Man," she said, referring to the president, according to reporters at the festival.

"That's something you'll see me do, use humor," Klobuchar reportedly added.

During the interview, Klobuchar also indicated support for the Green New Deal, a proposal from Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: Assange hit with 17 more charges | Facebook removes record 2.2B fake profiles | Senate passes anti-robocall bill | Senators offer bill to help companies remove Huawei equipment Senate passes anti-robocall bill The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi fires back in feud with Trump MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump | Trump to offer B aid package for farmers | House votes to boost retirement savings | Study says new tariffs to double costs for consumers Murkowski celebrates birthday with electric scooter ride Warren, Ocasio-Cortez press Mnuchin on role in Sears bankruptcy MORE (D-N.Y.) to overhaul the nation's infrastructure to run on renewable energy sources.

"I thought it harnessed this energy right now that said let's stop admiring this problem and let's do something about it. I'm looking forward to watching Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' New Yorker cover titled 'The Shining' shows Graham, McConnell, Barr polishing Trump's shoes MORE try to use that against America," she said, according to The Washington Post's Dave Weigel.

Klobuchar faces a crowded field of Democrats vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, including her fellow Sens. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats join striking McDonald's workers Billionaire's M gift to Morehouse grads points way to student debt solution Poll: Nearly half of Clinton's former supporters back Biden MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCastro swears off donations from oil, gas, coal executives Harris leads California Democrats in condemning HUD immigrant housing policy Billionaire's M gift to Morehouse grads points way to student debt solution MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand2020 Democrats join striking McDonald's workers Fox News contributor Campos-Duffy compares abortion to slavery 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE (D-N.Y.).

Several other Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan On The Money: Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump | Trump to offer B aid package for farmers | House votes to boost retirement savings | Study says new tariffs to double costs for consumers Overnight Energy: Democrats ask if EPA chief misled on vehicle emissions | Dem senators want NBC debate focused on climate change | 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan MORE (D-Mass.), another 2020 contender, appeared Saturday at the annual festival, which hosted former President Obama for a keynote address in 2016.