President Trump on Saturday gave one of his patented meandering speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. He spent a lot of time touting the achievements of his administration and criticizing the media and the Democratic Party, saving some special shoutouts for his potential presidential opponents.
Trump mostly dismissed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttgieg, saying he views them as non-threats, but he did take an informal poll of the audience to gauge whether his supporters would rather take on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or former Vice President Joe Biden in November. The crowd's roaring indicated they're hoping he faces off with the former.
Trump suggested Sanders might be a communist, but admitted Biden is more moderate. He said the problem with the 77-year-old Biden is that he won't actually be capable of leading the country and will instead "be sitting in a home some place."
"Joe is not going to be running the government. He's just going to be sitting in a home some place" -- Trump on Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/yoHVDlDHnx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 29, 2020
But even that pales in comparison to the mockery Trump saved for another candidate — billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. As he often does, Trump made fun of Bloomberg's height, and the crowd apparently couldn't get enough of it, as the routine led to a chant of "four more years."
Trump mocks Mike Bloomberg's height at CPAC by shrinking behind the podium. pic.twitter.com/IBYMK0c7PX
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 29, 2020