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 TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate 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 CruzLawmakers spar over surveillance flight treaty with Russia Senators voice support for Iran protesters but stop short of taking action Prisons chief: FBI investigating whether 'criminal enterprise' played role in Epstein death 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 BidenFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate 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.