Trump mocks O'Rourke: ‘I thought you were supposed to win’ before a presidential run

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE on Friday scoffed at reports that Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) may be mulling a White House run in 2020.

“I thought you were supposed to win before you run for president,” Trump told reporters after meeting with Republican senators to negotiate a government funding bill.

The president was congratulating Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves Florida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops MORE (R-Texas) for his victory over O'Rourke, though the campaign was much more competitive than expected.

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The Democrat’s ability to run a tight race in the ruby-red Lone Star State, ignite the party’s base and rake in a record amount of individual donations catapulted him into the 2020 conversation ahead of what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field.

Polls have consistently shown him in the upper tier of contenders, often trailing just former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen 16 things to know today about coronavirus MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor's effort to delay election The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Trump discuss coronavirus response; Wisconsin postpones elections Wisconsin governor postpones Tuesday's election over coronavirus MORE (I-Vt.). However, the primary could possibly see upward of 30 candidates.

O’Rourke said in November he has decided “not to rule anything out” when asked if he was running for president. 

The Texas lawmaker has cast himself during his campaign as a candidate who would work across the aisle to get things done, but also said he would vote to impeach Trump.

“To quote George Will, a very conservative columnist, when we saw [Trump] on that stage in Helsinki defending Vladimir Putin, the head of the country that attacked our democracy instead of this country ... that was collusion in action,” O'Rourke said in October, referring to a summit Trump held with the Russian president where he appeared to accept Putin’s widely discredited claim that the Kremlin did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election.