Trump mocks 2020 Democrats during Iowa campaign rally

Trump mocks 2020 Democrats during Iowa campaign rally
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE opened a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday evening by mocking his potential Democratic 2020 presidential opponents.

Trump made fun of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race MORE’s memory, mentioned how the Democratic hopeful has mixed up the names of states. The president also used his choice name to refer to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenCandidates face pressure to exit presidential race Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap Bloomberg called Warren 'scary,' knocked Obama's first term in leaked audio MORE (D-Mass.) — “Pocahontas” — and poked fun at the pronunciation of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race MORE’s name.

“How about But-Edge-Edge?” Trump told the crowd at the rally in Des Moines. “They call him Mayor Pete. You know why? Nobody can pronounce his name.”

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Trump then mentioned former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap MORE, calling him “mini Mike” and noting that he is skipping key states including Iowa as he campaigns for the Democratic nomination.

“What happened to mini Mike? Where is he? He’s not running here. He’s skipping four or five states. Mini Mike,” Trump said. “I’ve had him up to here.”

Trump’s rally in Des Moines comes just days before the Iowa caucuses. Recent polls have suggested Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE (I-Vt.), who Trump called “crazy” later Thursday night, holds a slight lead over his competitors, though the contest is far from decided.

Trump positioned himself as a champion of Iowa’s voters and, in particular, the state’s farmers during his remarks, touting successful negotiations for the so-called “phase one” trade deal with China as well as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) he signed into law a day prior.

“If we don’t win, your farms are going to hell,” Trump told the crowd.