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Trump’s ‘favorite pastime’ is sizing up potential 2020 Dems — and he doesn’t see anyone as a ‘serious competitor’

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Donald Trump hasn’t yet served a full year in office, but according to Politico, when he’s not golfing at one of his properties or live-tweeting his favorite Fox News program, the president is sizing up—and dressing down—potential 2020 challengers.

According to a Republican insider, Trump recently dismissed the threat of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), insisting the former Democratic candidate isn’t a serious threat to his presidency because Sanders’ age would play a major factor in a potential match-up (Sanders is five years older than Trump).

Trump has also reportedly dismissed potential presidential runs by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (“easy to beat”), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who Trump reportedly thinks won’t run.

“He’s always asking people, ‘Who do you think is going to run against me?’” the GOP insider told Politico.

“I don’t think he sees anyone, right now, being a serious competitor,” the Republican added.

Speaking with Politico, A former White House official warned that the president’s biggest problem would be the addition of someone well-liked by voters who also pushes for policies related to Trump’s central campaign promises.

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“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,” that former staffer told Poltiico. “I hope CNN has Kirsten Gillibrand on every minute of every day. Love it. Bring it. She’s easy to destroy. If you’re the president, or the RNC, you’re more worried about someone who looks like Biden—someone who has more mainstream appeal, who blue-collar workers could identity with.”

Others are worried about a potential upset by a big-named celebrity with universal appeal—like the beloved talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

“Oprah would be a problem,” a GOP strategist told Politico, referring to Winfrey as the Democrats’ “best.”

”She’s ubiquitous, she’s black, she has crossover appeal and she probably clears a lot of the field out,” the strategist added.

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‘Forget you Paul’: Internet mocks former House Speaker for claiming Trump stands for the ‘forgotten man’

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On Monday, the Washington Post reported on an interview between former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Ryan continued to insist that he supports President Donald Trump, saying that 'didn't have the best relationship' with him but that 'he's taking on political correctness; he's taking fights that a lot of people want to see fought. The forgotten man that he speaks to is a person that finally feels like they're being taken seriously, they’re being paid attention to.'" He also pointedly refused to say whether Trump was a good role model for American children.

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Trump supporter spiked NY Post story on E Jean Carroll’s allegations that Donald Trump raped her

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Rupert Murdoch's New York Post killed a story alleging rape by Donald Trump, CNN reported Monday.

"The New York Post's former top editor, a supporter of President Trump and an old lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch who returned to the conservative tabloid as an adviser in early 2019, ordered the removal of a story about writer Jean Carroll's sexual assault allegations against President Trump, two people familiar with the matter told CNN Business," the network reported.

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Orange County Republican under fire after 3 women come forward with #MeToo allegations of sexual misconduct

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Republicans in Orange County are in chaos after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced at a GOP endorsement meeting.

"As Orange County Republicans considered a 2020 endorsement last week for Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point, one local official made a surprising public declaration," the Sacramento Bee reported Monday. "County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett accused Brough of making unwanted sexual advances during their time together on the Dana Point City Council."

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