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Politico: Trump Thinks Sanders Is Too Old to Pose 2020 Threat

Politico: Trump Thinks Sanders Is Too Old to Pose 2020 Threat
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (AP)

By    |   Monday, 15 January 2018 10:17 PM

President Donald Trump is already looking at his possible competitors for the 2020 election and thinks Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would be too old to beat him.

According to Politico, Trump recently told a Republican he does not believe Sanders, who finished second to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, would pose a serious threat. Trump, 71, reportedly thinks Sanders, 76, is too old to headline a major presidential campaign.

Trump also brushed off Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., as non-threats to his presidency.

"He's always asking people, 'Who do you think is going to run against me?'" the Republican source told Politico.

Politico spoke with several former White House officials and people with Trump ties about their 2020 predictions. The consensus was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is beatable, but former Vice President Joe Biden might pose a challenge.

"What we can't let voters do is think they can get the same policies with someone they like better, like Joe Biden — someone who would fight for them but who doesn't have the crass edge," a former White House staffer told Politico. "I hope CNN has Kirsten Gillibrand on every minute of every day. Love it. Bring it. She's easy to destroy."

Polls for the 2020 presidential election have been scant, although Sanders did lead Trump in a recent Morning Consult survey.

According to RealClear Politics, Trump's approval rating average is 39.1 percent across several polls.

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President Donald Trump, weighing his potential threats for the White House in 2020, believes Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, is too old to mount a serious challenge, according to Politico.
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Monday, 15 January 2018 10:17 PM
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