President Donald Trump said he believes former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will be the final candidates vying for the Democratic Party's nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
In characteristic style, the president assigned nicknames to both candidates.
"I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!" the president added.
For the first time since early polling began, Sanders beat Biden on April 15 by five points in a Morning Consult survey. Sanders, a self-identified socialist, leads the Democratic field in fundraising, bringing in $18 million in the first quarter of 2019. Biden has not yet disclosed his fundraising figures since he has not yet officially declared his candidacy.
Trump raised $30 million in the first quarter of 2019. The Republican National Committee, which is raising funds for Trump victory in a parallel effort, raised an additional $45.8 million, the most ever in a nonelection year. While many Democrats tout raising the bulk of their contributions from small donors, Trump beat the entire Democratic field in this metric, bringing in almost 99 percent from donors who gave less than $200.
Medicare for All would virtually eliminate private health insurance in favor of a government monopoly on health care. The socialist policy would cost $32 trillion in the first decade. With total projected government spending for the next decade estimated at $60 trillion, Medicare for All could increase the burden on taxpayers by more than 50 percent.