GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said he would love to run for the White House against a communist, referencing self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
“I’d love to run against him,” Trump told supporters at his campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday ahead of the caucus. “To run against a communist in this country…I’d love that.”
“Wouldn’t that be great?” He added, “We will have a lot of fun.”
Trump told the crowd that if he is the Republican nominee, he could win states that other Republicans cannot win in a general election. “I think we will win states that are not in the Republican view,” the real estate mogul said. “We’re going to win Michigan. We’re going to win Ohio. We’re going to win Florida.”
Trump’s wife Melania, and his former wife, Ivanka, also spoke to the crowd.
“This is a very, very special night – you’re voting for your next president. The man that will work for you, who will work for you — who is that man?” Melania asked the audience.
They responded, “Donald Trump.”
“I agree,” She said. “He’s the man.”