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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE on Friday tore into "poor bastard" Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke slams Texas official who suggested grandparents risk their lives for economy during pandemic Hispanic Caucus campaign arm unveils non-Hispanic endorsements Five Latinas who could be Biden's running mate 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 CruzOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves Florida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops 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.