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Trump jabs 'poor bastard' O'Rourke after he drops out of White House race

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances Race debate grips Congress US reentry to Paris agreement adds momentum to cities' sustainability efforts MORE on Friday tore into "poor bastard" Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor O'Rourke slams Cruz for video of border visit MORE hours after the former Texas congressman announced he was dropping out of the Democratic presidential race.

"Oh did you hear? Beto," Trump riffed to supporters during a campaign rally in Mississippi. "Oh, that poor bastard. Poor pathetic guy. He was pathetic."

The president mocked O'Rourke for his failed Senate run against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzAnti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle Senate GOP to face off over earmarks next week Biden's DOJ civil rights nominee faces sharp GOP criticism MORE (R-Texas) and his emphatic arm gestures.

"Does he ever stand on the floor and speak?" Trump said. "He’s waving his arms and going crazy, and I said, 'What the hell is [he] doing? What is he on?'"  

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Trump also chided O'Rourke over a quote he gave to Vanity Fair at the outset of his campaign, in which he said, "Man, I'm just born to be in it." 

"Anybody who says they were born for this, they’re in trouble," Trump said.

The former El Paso congressman announced earlier Friday evening that it had become clear he did not have the means to keep his campaign afloat, an acknowledgement of the financial struggles he has faced in recent months.

O'Rourke was unable to muster the same enthusiasm he garnered during his Senate campaign last year.

O'Rourke sparked unease among Republicans and even some Democrats with his unapologetic views on gun control, declaring in a debate that "hell yes" he would take back assault rifles as part of a sweeping agenda to curb gun violence.