Trump lashes out at 2020 Dems, impeachment inquiry

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE lashed out at 2020 Democrats during a campaign rally in Louisiana on Friday evening, singling out Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Nearly 100,000 children tested positive for coronavirus over two weeks last month | Democrats deny outreach to Trump since talks collapsed | California public health chief quits suddenly On The Money: Administration defends Trump executive orders | CBO reports skyrocketing deficit | Government pauses Kodak loan pending review Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he is 'seriously' considering a capital gains tax cut Why Joe Biden is in trouble Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick 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.


“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 PelosiTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill No signs of breakthrough for stalemated coronavirus talks Governors air frustrations with Trump on unemployment plans 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 SandersThe Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges Trump's personality is as much a problem as his performance Sierra Club endorses Biden for president  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.”