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 KlobucharO'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail Officials dismiss criticism that Trump rhetoric to blame for New Zealand attack Trump reignites criticism of McCain months after senator's death MORE (D-Minn.) joked about President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report 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 MarkeyThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Manafort sentenced to total of 7.5 years in prison Hillicon Valley: Google takes heat at privacy hearing | 2020 Dems to debate 'monopoly power' | GOP rips net neutrality bill | Warren throws down gauntlet over big tech | New scrutiny for Trump over AT&T merger Overnight Energy: EPA moves to raise ethanol levels in gasoline | Dems look to counter White House climate council | Zinke cleared of allegations tied to special election MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBeto could give Biden and Bernie a run for their money Left-wing Dems in minority with new approach to spending Lawmakers contemplate a tough political sell: Raising their pay 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 McConnellRepublicans up for reelection fear daylight with Trump Overnight Energy: Students around globe demand climate action | EPA bans consumer sales of deadly chemical in paint strippers | Green New Deal set for Senate vote The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP 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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandNew York Rep. Maloney endorses Gillibrand for president Actress Connie Britton endorses former roommate Gillibrand for president Trump singles out local union boss over GM's decision to shutter Ohio plant MORE (D-N.Y.).

Several other Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenO'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all' O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail O'Rourke not planning, but not ruling out big fundraisers MORE (D-Mass.), another 2020 contender, appeared Saturday at the annual festival, which hosted former President Obama for a keynote address in 2016.