Trump on Holder 'kick them' comments: 'He better be careful what he's wishing for'

Trump on Holder 'kick them' comments: 'He better be careful what he's wishing for'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The Memo: Cohen fans flames around Trump Memo Comey used to brief Trump on dossier released: report MORE on Thursday warned that former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderNew Jersey redistricting reform blasted as gerrymandering power grab Trump attorney general pick a prolific donor to GOP candidates, groups: report Trump on sharing photo of Rosenstein behind bars: 'He should have never picked a special counsel' MORE “better be careful what he's wishing for,” one day after video surfaced showing Holder saying that when Republicans “go low” Democrats should “kick them” in response.

“He better be careful what he’s wishing for. That’s a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement,” Trump said during a wide-ranging interview on Fox & Friends.

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On Wednesday, video surfaced of Holder's comments, which he made while campaigning for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D).

Holder, who served under former President Obama, said that the "new Democratic Party" needed to "fight" for its ideals.

"Michelle [Obama] always says that, you know, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick them." Holder, who served under former President Obama, said "That’s what this new Democratic Party is about," Holder said. “We’re proud as hell to be Democrats. We’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party."

Holder, who has said he is interested in a possible 2020 White House bid, later clarified in the speech that when he says to "kick them," he doesn't mean doing anything inappropriate or illegal. 

Trump on Thursday also targeted Holder as a possible Democratic opponent in 2020, saying "he's got some problems" and predicting that the Democratic primaries "would gobble him up."

"I don’t see him running," Trump said. "And if he did run, I think he gets gobbled up before he ever gets to the election itself. I think the primaries would gobble him up.”

Trump also dismissed other potential 2020 opponents, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll Gillibrand says she's worried about top options in Dem 2020 poll being white men Trump will likely win reelection in 2020 MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The 2020 Democratic nomination will run through the heart of black America Gillibrand says she's worried about top options in Dem 2020 poll being white men MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The 2020 Democratic nomination will run through the heart of black America Gillibrand says she's worried about top options in Dem 2020 poll being white men MORE (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The 2020 Democratic nomination will run through the heart of black America Gillibrand says she's worried about top options in Dem 2020 poll being white men MORE.

"So far, I like every one of them," he said.

"I just hope they stay healthy. And I hope they fight it out. Any one of them I’d like. I just hope that we don’t get any star or good thinker,” the president added about the possible Democratic Primary field.