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 KlobucharMark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Democrats press for action on election security Antitrust enforcers in turf war over Big Tech MORE (D-Minn.) joked about President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border 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 MarkeyGreta Thunberg scolds Congress on climate action: 'I know you are trying but just not hard enough' Obama meets with Greta Thunberg: 'One of our planet's greatest advocates' Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGreta Thunberg scolds Congress on climate action: 'I know you are trying but just not hard enough' Ocasio-Cortez endorses challenger to Democrat Lipinski in Illinois race The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? 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 McConnellDemocrats seize Senate floor to protest gun inaction: 'Put up or shut up' Democrats press for action on election security Hillicon Valley: Election security looms over funding talks | Antitrust enforcers in turf war | Facebook details new oversight board | Apple fights EU tax bill 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 SandersJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Biden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocrats seize Senate floor to protest gun inaction: 'Put up or shut up' At debate, Warren and Buttigieg tap idealism of Obama, FDR Trump court pick sparks frustration for refusing to answer questions MORE (D-N.Y.).

Several other Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs MORE (D-Mass.), another 2020 contender, appeared Saturday at the annual festival, which hosted former President Obama for a keynote address in 2016.