Klobuchar to Colbert: We're going 'to build a blue wall' in PA, WI, MI and 'make Trump pay for it'

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSchumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster Senate GOP blocks voting rights bill The antitrust package is a Trojan horse conservatives must reject MORE (D-Minn.) told CBS "Late Show" host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertJon Stewart shows late-night conformity cabal how political comedy is done Rita Moreno defends Lin-Manuel Miranda after 'In the Heights' casting criticism Jon Stewart: Coronavirus 'more than likely caused by science' MORE on Tuesday night that her campaign is best suited to "build a blue wall around Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan" and "make Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE pay for it," in a play off of the president's promise to have Mexico pay for a border wall.

The declaration comes three years after Trump upset Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats await Manchin decision on voting rights bill Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda MORE in the 2016 presidential election by capturing Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan — three states that were considered the Democratic nominee's "blue wall" that hadn't been won by any GOP candidate since the 1980s. 

"We need to win the ticket in the heartland and win those states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan. We can do it. I can do it," Klobuchar told Colbert. "We’re going to build — we are going to build a blue wall around those states and make Donald Trump pay for it. That is our plan.”  

Klobuchar has struggled to gain any momentum since launching her campaign earlier this year and is currently polling at just 2.6 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of polls. She fares slightly better in Iowa polling, garnering 3.6 percent, which places her in 5th place and 18.6 points behind Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate to vote on elections bill Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda Progressives fear nightmare scenario over voting rights assault MORE (D-Mass.), who is ahead of the pack in the Hawkeye State at 22.3 percent.
The 59-year-old took office in 2007. This campaign marks Klobuchar's first run for president.