As the Democratic presidential candidates targeted debate stage newcomer Michael Bloomberg in a ferocious clash over who will get to challenge President Trump in November, the president on Wednesday night stoked his base in a raucous "Keep America Great" rally in Phoenix -- before joining the attacks on the former New York City mayor.
To loud cheers in a crowded venue filled with red hats and campaign signs, Trump railed against previous FBI leadership as "dirty cops," touted his signing of the USMCA as a victory for farmers, called the media "fake news," bragged about killing terrorists and crowed over his success appointing federal judges and Supreme Court justices.
Later in the evening, Trump joined the chorus of attacks against Bloomberg, who has spent over $400 million on his campaign, over how the Democrat performed in the biggest moment of his quest for the White House so far...
Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones. He was stumbling, bumbling and grossly incompetent. If this doesn’t knock him out of the race, nothing will. Not so easy to do what I did!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
This makes Mini Mike look good compared to his performance last night. Worst debate performance in history! https://t.co/oUTz9njZPg— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
This is the REAL Mini Mike. He admitted, many times, that he is “a fan of Donald Trump. He’s a New York ICON.” Thank you Mike! https://t.co/KkqMdVMcdk— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
In an explosive moment, attendees cheered when Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called on Bloomberg to release women from nondisclosure agreements they have signed concerning their civil complaints that he harassed them in the workplace.