Trump: 'Crazy Bernie Sanders' looking 'very good' against 2020 Democrats

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE noted recent polls indicating a recent surge by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary MORE (I-Vt.) in a Sunday afternoon tweet.

“Wow! Crazy Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls, looking very good against his opponents in the Do Nothing Party. So what does this all mean? Stay tuned!” Trump tweeted.

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The tweet came shortly after a Des Moines Register/CNN poll indicated the Vermont senator was in first place in Iowa a month out from the caucuses there, jumping ahead of his competitors after the respected poll showed him in third place in November. The same poll showed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Environmental activists interrupt Buttigieg in New Hampshire Pence to visit Iowa days before caucuses MORE (D) slipping nine points after experiencing a surge in the state in late 2019.

The Trump campaign has stepped up attacks on Sanders in recent weeks, with the president attacking Sanders at an Ohio rally last week for his criticism of the strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad and the campaign calling him a “wealthy, fossil fuel-guzzling millionaire” who “lectures Americans on how to live their lives while doing the exact opposite.”

Sanders, meanwhile, responded to Trump’s tweet shortly after, tweeting “it means you’re going to lose.”

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