Don gloats over Dems’ bad blood

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY CHRIS SOMMERFELD­T

Pres­i­dent Trump gloated Mon­day over what he called a sim­mer­ing “feud” be­tween El­iz­a­beth War­ren and Bernie San­ders, sug­gest­ing he sees Demo­cratic 2020 in­fight­ing as po­lit­i­cally ben­e­fi­cial.

“Bernie San­der’s vol­un­teers are trash­ing El­iz­a­beth ‘Poc­a­hon­tus’ War­ren. Every­body knows her cam­paign is dead and want her po­ten­tial vot­ers,” the pres­i­dent tweeted, mis­spelling San­ders’ last name and the de­ri­sive nick­name he uses for War­ren. “El­iz­a­beth is very an­gry at Bernie. Do I see a feud brew­ing?”

Trump’s slight came on the heels of rev­e­la­tions that the San­ders cam­paign cir­cu­lated talk­ing points to vol­un­teers in which they were in­structed to tell vot­ers that War­ren won’t be able to ex­pand the Demo­cratic base be­cause “the peo­ple who sup­port her are highly ed­u­cated” and “more af­flu­ent.”

Speak­ing to reporters in Iowa on Sun­day, War­ren said she was “dis­ap­pointed” in the San­ders cam­paign’s new strat­egy, which broke a nearly year­long 2020 truce be­tween the two left-wing heavy­weights.

“I was dis­ap­pointed to hear that Bernie is send­ing his vol­un­teers out to trash me,” War­ren said. “I hope Bernie re­con­sid­ers and turns his cam­paign in a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion.”

The pres­i­dent also took aim at Michael Bloomberg on Mon­day over the ex-mayor’s mas­sive anti-Trump ad spree.

“Mini Mike Bloomberg is spend­ing a lot of money on False Ad­ver­tis­ing,” he posted. “I was the per­son who saved Pre-Ex­ist­ing Conditions in your Health­care, you have it now, while at the same time win­ning the fight to rid you of the ex­pen­sive, un­fair and very un­pop­u­lar In­di­vid­ual Man­date … I will al­ways pro­tect your Pre-Ex­ist­ing Conditions, the Dems will not!”

Bloomberg tweeted in re­sponse, “Glad to see you’re watch­ing our ads. I know man­age­ment isn’t your strong suit, so per­haps you don’t know your Jus­tice Depart­ment sup­ports a suit that would un­der­mine pro­tec­tions for pre-ex­ist­ing conditions. Now that you know, why not ask them to drop the suit?”

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