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Trump: 'I was all set for Bernie'

President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE said Thursday evening that he was “all set” to take on Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill MORE (I-Vt.) in the presidential election but acknowledged former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE would likely win the Democratic nomination after his surge on Super Tuesday. 

“I was all set for Bernie,” Trump told Fox News anchor Bret Baier during a town hall in Scranton, Pa., when asked who he thought would win the Democratic presidential nomination, saying that he planned to brand Sanders a “communist.”

“And then we have this crazy thing that happened on Tuesday, which he thought was Thursday,” Trump said, taking a jab at Biden, who earlier this week misidentified “Super Tuesday” as “Super Thursday.”

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“I was all set for Bernie, I was ready to go,” Trump said. “I think it’s going to be very hard for him to come back.”

Biden is widely viewed as the Democratic front-runner following his strong showing on Tuesday evening. The former vice president holds an approximately 60-delegate lead over Sanders, and he’s earned a slew of endorsements from prominent Democrats in recent days.

The Democratic primary race, once a large field, narrowed further on Thursday when Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' McConnell hits Democratic critics of Israel MORE (D-Mass.) dropped out, leaving Biden and Sanders to battle for the nomination.

Trump on Thursday mocked Biden for his recent gaffes a handful of times during his answer, pointing to the Democrat’s incorrect suggestion that 150 million Americans have been killed by gun violence since 2007 and his accidental remarks to supporters that he was running for the U.S. Senate.

“There’s something going on there,” Trump said. 

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Trump and his allies have increasingly focused on Biden’s misstatements recently and raised questions about his mental fitness for office as he surged in the Democratic contest.

 At a campaign rally in North Carolina earlier this week, Trump suggested that Biden would be put “into a home” and that his administration officials would run the country for him if he were elected.

Trump also said he thought Sanders may have been “tougher” to beat “in a certain way” because of his strong base of supporters.