Trump Shreds 'Mini Mike' Bloomberg: He is a ‘Mass of Dead Energy’
President blasts former NY Mayor for not participating in primary debates
President Donald Trump blasted White House hopeful, Michael Bloomberg, calling him out for not participating in the Democratic primary debates and mocking his height.
Trump suggested that Bloomberg may also stop Bernie Sanders, noting that the socialist candidate's supporters would "go nuts."
"Mini Mike is a 5’4” mass of dead energy who does not want to be on the debate stage with these professional politicians," Trump tweeted Thursday.
"No boxes please. He hates Crazy Bernie and will, with enough money, possibly stop him. Bernie’s people will go nuts!"
Bloomberg interpreted Trump's criticism as a positive thing, claiming it shows he is considered a threat by the president.
"If he doesn’t mention ya, ya got a big problem," the former New York City mayor said.
Blomberg responded to trump on Twitter:
"We know many of the same people in NY. Behind your back, they laugh at you & call you a carnival barking clown," Bloomberg tweeted.
"They know you inherited a fortune & squandered it with stupid deals and incompetence."
"I have the record & the resources to defeat you. And I will."
Bloomberg's support rose to 14 percent in the Democratic primary, according to RealClearPolitics.
Mini Mike is a 5’4” mass of dead energy who does not want to be on the debate stage with these professional politicians. No boxes please. He hates Crazy Bernie and will, with enough money, possibly stop him. Bernie’s people will go nuts!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2020
Now in Greensboro, NC - @MikeBloomberg notes this & another tweet from the President this morning. “If he doesn’t mention ya, ya got a big problem.” Bloomberg speculates that Trump might be looking at his polling & that he might be scared. https://t.co/4e4uXDGVRy— Maura Barrett (@MauraBarrettNBC) February 13, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump - we know many of the same people in NY. Behind your back they laugh at you & call you a carnival barking clown. They know you inherited a fortune & squandered it with stupid deals and incompetence.— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 13, 2020
I have the record & the resources to defeat you. And I will. https://t.co/fO4azmZaUg
Earlier this month, Bloomberg launched his campaign ad attacking Trump ahead of the State of the Union, accusing Trump of creating division."
"The real state of the union? A nation divided by an angry, out of control president. A White House beset by lies, chaos, and corruption. An administration that has failed the American people," the narrator stated.
"It doesn't have to be this way. Next year, we can have a leader who brings people together, solves problems, and gets results," the video continues."Mike Bloomberg will get it done."
Earlier this week, the former Mayor faced backlash for an audiotape of him defending an aggressive strategy of policing minority neighborhoods resurfaced.
Speaking about minorities, Bloomberg said, “throw them against the wall and frisk them,” admitting “we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods…. [b]ecause that’s where all the crime is.”