Trump hits O'Rourke: 'Boy has he fallen like a rock'

Trump hits O'Rourke: 'Boy has he fallen like a rock'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE mocked 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke at a campaign rally on Wednesday as the Texas Democrat continues to slip in national polling. 

“I went to Texas and I made a speech, and Beto, Beto, boy has he fallen like a rock," Trump said at a rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. "What the hell happened to Beto?” 

Trump then referred to a night in February when he and O’Rourke held dueling campaign events in El Paso, Texas.

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“His crowd was not massive, he had like 502 people according to the people who count crowds,” the president added, recalling a crowd that he boasted reached into the thousands.

The El Paso County Coliseum where Trump held his rally seats about 11,000 people, NBC News reported at the time. Trump said earlier in the evening that about 10,000 people were inside and claimed thousands more were watching on screens outside.

Bloomberg News reported at the time that O'Rourke, who had not yet announced his candidacy, drew between 10,000 and 15,000 people to his rally.

O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who electrified the Democratic base during his bid to unseat Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDemocrats seize Senate floor to protest gun inaction: 'Put up or shut up' Prospects for Trump gun deal grow dimmer Ted Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report MORE (R-Texas) in 2018, announced his widely anticipated White House bid in March. O'Rourke raked in $6.1 million in his campaign’s first 24 hours.

Despite a seemingly strong start to his campaign, O'Rourke has slipped in the polls amid a crowded primary field that includes political heavyweights like former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs MORE (D-Mass.)

The Texas Democrat most recently made headlines by joining other presidential contenders’ calls to impeach the president.

Trump also went after O'Rourke's fellow 2020 contender, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.