Trump: Bernie Sanders is 'history'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE declared Monday that his possible 2020 opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP Iowa senator suggests Trump impeachment defense could hurt Biden at caucuses On The Money: Stocks close with steep losses driven by coronavirus fears | Tax season could bring more refund confusion | Trump's new wins for farmers may not undo trade damage Sanders launches first TV ads in Nevada MORE (I-Vt.) is “history” and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE is “pulling ahead” in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“Looks like Bernie Sanders is history. Sleepy Joe Biden is pulling ahead and think about it, I’m only here because of Sleepy Joe and the man who took him off the 1% trash heap, President O! China wants Sleepy Joe BADLY!” Trump tweeted.

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Biden leads Sanders by nearly 20 percentage points in the Democratic primary race, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.

Trump’s message came hours before he is scheduled to headline a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, a state he won in 2016 but where Biden, who was born in Scranton, is making a strong push.

The president has repeatedly targeted the former vice president, whom his political team views as a serious contender even as he has downplayed the threat he poses in the 2020 race.