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Want a laugh? Martin O’Malley thinks he could’ve beaten Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in New Castle, N.H., Saturday, June 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Martin O’Malley thinks he had as good a shot as anyone in defeating Donald Trump, especially Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley coulda been a contender in the 2016 election. He coulda been somebody.

Instead, O’Malley was an early exit from the Democratic primaries after the Iowa caucuses, but he believes that, if given a shot, he could’ve beaten Donald Trump in the general election.

When asked by Jon Allen and Peter Ogburn on the DC/BS podcast on Friday about whether Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had a shot of defeating Trump, O’Malley said, “I don’t believe so.”

“I think I would have won,” he continued.

O’Malley’s presidential campaign was largely forgettable, especially in an election cycle dominated by a personality as big as Donald Trump’s. If O’Malley had run in literally any other election year, he would have been better off.

As for 2020, however, O’Malley isn’t ruling anything out, saying, “I might run for president in 2020. I think it’s way too early for anybody to make that determination right now.”

In the meantime, he can continue to work those chiseled abs and plan on removing his shirt during future presidential debates for votes.

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