Donald Trump demonstrated new energy for his job as president of the United States in an interview published Friday.
“Maggie, here’s the bottom line: I love doing it,” Trump said to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. “I don’t know if I should love doing it, but I love doing it.”
The president did the interview with the Times on Thursday afternoon and spoke about running for re-election in 2020.
“There’s a lot, there’s always a lot to do, no matter how much you do,” he said. “I’ve done a lot, and there’s a lot to do.”
Trump reminded the reporters that he had a record high approval rating in the Republican party.
He noted that Democrats were in disarray as they drafted a challenger, observing they were moving further to the left.
“They’ve really drifted far left. They may even be too left for you folks, you know,” he said. “I’m not even sure. But they’ve gone pretty far out there.”
He said that he was impressed by Kamala Harris’ campaign launch, pointing to her big crowds but said that Elizabeth Warren had fallen into the “Pocahontas trap.”
“I think she’s been hurt badly. I may be wrong, but I think that was a big part of her credibility and now all of a sudden, it’s gone,” he said.
Trump said that he would like to see former Vice President Joe Biden run for president, noting that he would have to defend former President Barack Obama’s presidency.
“You know, we’ve created over 500,000 manufacturing jobs, and the previous administration lost 200,000 over eight years and said that was the magic wand,” he said.