Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar’s snowy debut showed grit.
Elizabeth Warren’s opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump.
Presidents traditionally ignore their potential opponents, but not Trump. He’s eager to shape the debate, sow discord and help position himself for the general election.
In tweets, public remarks and private conversations, Trump is making clear he is closely following the campaign to challenge him on the ballot in 2020.
Facing no serious primary opponent of his own, he is establishing himself as an in-their-face observer of the Democratic Party’s nominating process — and he’s not being coy about weighing in.