President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) following a victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, Feb. 22.
“Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada,” the president wrote. “Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates.”
“Congratulations Bernie, & don’t let them take it away from you!” he added.
Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates. Congratulations Bernie, & don’t let them take it away from you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2020
Sanders’s victory in Nevada cemented his status as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In a subsequent tweet, President Trump quoted Fox News’s Jon Scott about a report published earlier this week that showed Russian interference efforts to help Sander win.
“The Kremlin is reportedly backing Bernie Sanders bid to win the White House.” Jon Scott @FoxNews,” the president tweeted. “Why didn’t somebody tell me this?”
Nevada Republican Party had already canceled its caucuses, giving President Trump all of the delegates.
Thank you, Nevada! https://t.co/O8clN3njBW
— Erin Perrine (@ErinMPerrine) February 22, 2020
The president’s re-election campaign called Sanders’s victory a “big government socialism,” predicting an ultimate victory for President Trump.
“Media reports of unstaffed caucus sites in Nevada just prove that the national Democrat Party is in chaos and incompetent,” Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement, pointing to a few logistical stumbles at the beginning of the caucuses.
“There is no denying that Big Government Socialism dominated again as Bernie Sanders remained the leader of the leftist pack. We are another day closer to Election Day and another day closer to re-electing President Trump,” he added.