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Trump Says He Predicted Ocasio-Cortez's Upset Primary Win

  • In June, Trump said nobody expected New York Democrat to win
  • Trump also predicts NY Governor Cuomo will beat actress Nixon
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Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait discusses his takeaways from the interview with President Trump.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump said he knew political novice Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would beat fellow New Yorker Joe Crowley, a prominent Trump critic who was seen as a possible future Democratic House speaker until his upset primary loss.

"So I’m watching television and I see this young woman on television and I say, ‘who’s that?’" Trump said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg News in the Oval Office. “Oh, she’s campaigning against Joe. You know who Joe is, right? Queens. Crowley. So, I say, ah, let me just watch her for a second. Wonderful thing, TiVo. So you go back. Hah. Tell him he’s going to lose.”