President Donald Trump started off the day by lobbing an attack on Mike Bloomberg, and other social media users suspected he was jealous of the billionaire's wealth.
The former New York City mayor has been spending millions on TV ads in his bid for the Democratic nomination, and the president grumbled about him on Twitter.
"Mini Mike Bloomberg doesn’t get on the Democrat Debate Stage because he doesn’t want to - he is a terrible debater and speaker," Trump tweeted. "If he did, he would go down in the polls even more (if that is possible!)."
Mini Mike Bloomberg doesn’t get on the Democrat Debate Stage because he doesn’t want to - he is a terrible debater… https://t.co/luJK1a7aPL— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1579268361.0
Other Twitter users -- including Bloomberg himself -- mocked the president's complaint.
I want to debate, but I don't qualify because I've never taken a penny in contributions from anyone. Not even a "v… https://t.co/qiVVqPFeEe— Mike Bloomberg (@Mike Bloomberg)1579269746.0
@realDonaldTrump You know, @MikeBloomberg actually earned his money. Unlike you who was given over a 100,000 dollar… https://t.co/UYIl2g5gDE— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1579268520.0
@realDonaldTrump let's unFox this tweet: Bloomberg was not on stage on Jan 15th because he entered the race too lat… https://t.co/L8sBs2h5ps— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1579268583.0
@realDonaldTrump Someone's still mad @MikeBloomberg is richer than him. https://t.co/iKg8IQbjoT— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1579268529.0
@realDonaldTrump When it comes to business success, wealth, intelligence, respect, image, reputation, integrity and… https://t.co/tmThe3jQMb— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1579268780.0
@realDonaldTrump Coming from the guy who slurs and stumbles over words and can't close an umbrella.— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino)1579268627.0
@realDonaldTrump Is he as small as your hands though?— Droo (@Droo)1579268381.0
@realDonaldTrump It’s clear Trump is jealous of @MikeBloomberg— Jodie (@Jodie)1579268888.0