Trump lashes out at 2020 Dems, impeachment inquiry

President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE lashed out at 2020 Democrats during a campaign rally in Louisiana on Friday evening, singling out Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Harris host 'family' Hanukkah celebration with more than 150 guests Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Overnight Defense & National Security — Senate looks to break defense bill stalemate MORE.

Trump predicted news networks would endorse him in 2020 to preserve their ratings, suggesting they would decline of Warren were elected in the presidential election.

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“I absolutely think they’re going to endorse me, because if they don’t can you imagine having Pocahontas as your president,” Trump said, using a nickname to mock Warren.

“Or how about Sleepy Joe,” Trump continued, referring to Biden. “His son who knows nothing about energy unlike the people in this room.”

Trump has waged attacks on Biden and his family, claiming his son Hunter benefited from his father’s position by landing a position with a Ukrainian energy firm when Biden served as vice president.

“He doesn’t know what a gasoline tank looks like, and they’re paying him hundreds of thousands of dollars a month,” Trump told the crowd.

Trump's efforts to encourage Ukraine to investigate unsubstantiated corruption allegations against the Biden family triggered a whistleblower complaint and now are subject to an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats.

Trump went after House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden marks World AIDS Day with new actions to end HIV epidemic by 2030 DeFazio becomes 19th House Democrat to retire Pelosi: Democrats can't allow 'indecent' Boebert comments to stand MORE (D-Calif.) Friday evening as well, mocking her as “nervous Nancy” and claiming she "hates" the United States.

“I used to think she loves the country. She hates the country. Because she wouldn’t be doing this to the country if she did,” Trump said, referring to the impeachment inquiry.

“Nancy Pelosi hates the United States of America because she wouldn’t be doing this,” Trump said.

The whistleblower complaint, which Trump has dismissed as inaccurate, alleged that Trump used his official position to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 election. 

Democrats are also investigating whether Trump held up military aid to Ukraine in order to press for politically motivated investigations; the president has denied there was any quid pro quo and that his July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “perfect.”

Later, Trump also appeared to make light of Democratic 2020 contender Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSymone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Briahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal Postal Service expansion into banking services misguided MORE’s (I-Vt.) recent heart attack, saying, “Looks like Bernie lost his chance,” before wishing him well.

“Bernie was hitting a baseball today to show how strong he was,” Trump said, referring to a video Sanders shared on social media showing him hitting baseballs. “Bernie get better fast.”