President Donald Trump doesn’t exactly seem like he’s looking forward to the general election this November, when he’ll have to hope that his campaign of racism and vitriol propels him to a victory in his bid for re-election. This Monday afternoon, while the country and world continued to deal with actual real-world issues like the growing Coronavirus situation, Trump rushed to Twitter with another embarrassing freakout over the ongoing Democratic presidential primary. This time, he yet again went after former New York City mayor and candidate Mike Bloomberg, who Trump implied should just abandon his campaign.
‘The only people in favor of Mini Mike continuing with his hapless campaign are me and his political consultants, who are getting richer and richer by the day!’
The only people in favor of Mini Mike continuing with his hapless campaign are me and his political consultants, who are getting richer and richer by the day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2020
Bloomberg has consistently gotten under Trump’s skin — and it’s often been purposeful on the former mayor’s part. For example, his campaign put up a slew of billboards out West coinciding with a pair of Trump rally stops that lampooned the president as a golf cheater who likes burnt steak and lost the popular vote in the 2016 election — which, of course, is true. Hillary Clinton finished with millions more votes overall.
In return, Trump has been watching the Democratic primary closely. He jumped on a particularly dismal performance from Bloomberg at his debate debut as past fodder for his claims that the mayor should just leave the race. Trump also claimed that Bloomberg should leave the race after former Vice President Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary — but Bloomberg wasn’t even on the ballot, so it’s not as though Biden’s win necessarily sank Bloomberg.
It’s unclear if the president knew that. Currently, polls still place Bloomberg as a long shot candidate who’s generally coming in third. Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden lead the pack.
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