President Donald Trump said Sen. Bernie Sanders, who entered the growing field running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, had “missed his time” for a successful bid for the White House.
Trump has repeatedly raised what he has been describing as the threat of socialism in U.S. politics, most recently during a speech Monday directed at Venezuelan-Americans. Many have viewed Trump’s remarks as at least partly aimed at a number of progressive Democrats running to unseat him in 2020, including Sanders.
“Personally, I think he missed his time,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday. “I wish Bernie well. It will be interesting to see how he does.”