President Trump responded to possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Attorney General Eric Holder saying to "kick" Republicans when they "go low." Trump said Holder should "be careful" for what he wishes for and that if he did run, the primaries would "gobble" him up.
"He'd better be careful what he's wishing for, that I can tell you. He better be careful what he's wishing for," Trump said in an interview with FOX & Friends on Thursday.
"They have to be careful with the rhetoric because it's very dangerous what Holder says," the president also said.
Watch full interview below.
STEVE DOOCY, 'FOX AND FRIENDS' HOST: Well, somebody I don't think is going to vote for you in 2020 -- you -- you are running for re-election right?
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP: Yes, I am.
DOOCY: OK. Somebody who probably is not going to vote for you is Eric Holder, the former attorney general of the United States. He's not crazy about your agenda. And then he said this just a day or so ago. Listen to this, Mr. President.
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ERIC HOLDER, FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL: It is time for us, as Democrats, to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are. What Michelle would say is that, you know, when they go low, we go high. No. No. When they go low, we kick 'em.
CROWD: Fight. Fight. Fight. Fight.
HOLDER: That is what -- that is what this new Democratic Party's about.
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DOOCY: That's what this new Democratic Party is about, he said, Mr. President. And after he said we'll kick 'em, the whole room started clapping and cheering. What does that say to you about the tenor of politics right now?
TRUMP: He'd better be careful what he's wishing for, that I can tell you. He better be careful what he's wishing for.
DOOCY: What do you mean?
TRUMP: That's a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement. You know, they talk about us. We are exactly opposite. You know the rallies where they send people -- I heard somebody yesterday on your show actually talking about my rallies. And my rallies are really calm and well-run and packed with people. We don't have problems at our rallies.
But they used to send in -- they don't do it anymore. They haven't. They've probably -- maybe they'll try starting again, but they used to send in protesters. Paid protesters.
DOOCY: The Democrats would send them?
TRUMP: And they just -- the Democrats and Soros and they came from all over. And we'd have protesters. And I would say this, that it wasn't so successful for those protesters. But they have to be careful with the rhetoric because it's very dangerous what Holder says.
And Holder was held in contempt by Congress. Holder went after Christians. He went after our great evangelicals. He went after the Tea Party people. You know that. They just settled -- the IRS just settled that case. Holder is -- he's got some problems. And I don't see him running. And if he did run, I think he get gobbled up before he ever gets to the election itself.
TRUMP: I think the primaries would gobble him up.