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

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharNew York Times editor: Warren, Klobuchar endorsement reflects 'extremely divided' Democratic Party Biden leads Democratic primary field in Iowa: poll Bloomberg says he would vote to convict Trump if he were a senator MORE (D-Minn.) told CBS "Late Show" host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertYang: I've received about 12 apologies from media networks during campaign Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' Bloomberg to appear on 'The Late Show' following next week's Democratic debate MORE on Tuesday night that her campaign is best suited to "build a blue wall around Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan" and "make Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' 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 ClintonDemocratic debates are magnet for lobbyists NYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders 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 Ann WarrenJayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Former health insurance executive: Current system is bankrupting country The American disease and death bowls 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.