Newsweek reports that on Friday, during an interview with PBS' Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, Sen. Ted Cruz was pressed by Hoover about whether he believes President Donald Trump could be defeated during the 2020 election.
"Absolutely," he said. "I personally handicap the 2020 election as a coin flip; I think it's about 50-50."
"I want to see the president reelected, I'm working hard to help the president get reelected and think he certainly can get reelected. But I think we are gonna see staggering Democratic turnout in 2020."
"And the reason is, look, anger is a powerful motivator, and the far left is pissed," he said. "They are enraged by Donald Trump, and it means they're gonna show up, and the big open question is — Does everybody else show up?"
When Hoover pressed Cruz on which Democratic candidate is most likely to become the nominee, Cruz said that former Vice President Joe Biden likely won't because of his centrism. He claims that the "energy" and "passion" of the party is on the far left and said that, because of this, the nominee will instead be someone further to the left. Cruz believes that Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or Kamala Harris are the most likely to take the nomination.