Donald Trump Warns Eric Holder ‘Better Be Careful What He’s Wishing for’ After Ex-Obama Official’s ‘Kick Them’ Comment

President Donald Trump reacted Thursday morning to former attorney general Eric Holder’s comments about how Democrats should respond to Republicans by stating Holder should “be careful” with his “dangerous” rhetoric.

Trump derided Holder for making a “disgusting statement” and also touched on the longtime federal prosecutor’s speculated run for the White House in 2020.

“He better be careful what he’s wishing for that I can tell you, he better be careful what he’s wishing for,” Trump told Fox & Friends. “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.”

Trump also reiterated the unfounded theory that billionaire George Soros was paying protestors to crash and disrupt his rallies.

“They used to send in they don’t do it anymore, they haven’t, maybe they’ll try starting again. But they used to send in protestors, paid protesters….The Democrats and Soros and they came from all over,” Trump said.

The president defended attendees of his rallies and blasted Holder for going after Christians and evangelicals.

“And we’d have protestors. And I would say this, that it wasn’t so successful for those protestors. But they have to be careful with the rhetoric because it’s very dangerous what Holder says," Trump continued. "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 seem him running and if he did run I think he gets gobbled up before he ever gets to the election itself. I think the primaries would gobble him up.”

Holder changed up the phrase “when they go low, we go high” made famous by former first lady Michelle Obama while campaigning for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams earlier this week and accusing Republicans of gerrymandering.

"Michelle always says that, you know, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick them. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about," he said. “We’re proud as hell to be Democrats. We’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party."

Trump himself had been accused of using thinly-veiled rhetoric about violence both at his rallies and in tweets. The president also said Soros had paid protestors who blasted congressman last week over their support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

trump warns holder careful kick comment Eric Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, speaks during a symposium at the Peabody Hotel related to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 2 in Memphis, Tennessee. Getty Images/Joe Raedle

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