Trump: Bloomberg 'getting the DNC to rig the election' against Sanders

President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE in an early morning tweet on Sunday accused 2020 White House hopeful Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg unveils billboards to troll Trump ahead of campaign stops Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' MORE of getting the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to "rig the election" against Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Prominent Texas Latina endorses Warren Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' MORE (I-Vt.).

“Many of the ads you are watching were paid for by Mini Mike Bloomberg. He is going nowhere, just wasting his money, but he is getting the DNC to rig the election against Crazy Bernie, something they wouldn’t do for @CoryBooker and others. They are doing it to Bernie again, 2016,” Trump tweeted.

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“Mini Mike is part of the Fake News. They are all working together. In fact, Bloomberg isn’t covering himself (too boring to do), or other Dems. Only Trump. That sounds fair! It’s all the Fake News Media, and that’s why nobody believes in them any more,” Trump said in another tweet, an apparent reference to Bloomberg's eponymous media company opting not to cover the former New York City mayor's campaign.

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Bloomberg has used his personal wealth to blanket the airwaves with ads, including one set to air during the Super Bowl on Sunday evening touting his record on gun control.

On Friday, the DNC announced it would remove the fundraising threshold from its debate qualifications, giving Bloomberg a chance to take the stage at the next debate in Nevada.

Numerous other members of the field or their campaigns have spoken out against the altered criteria, with Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to Sanders’s campaign, calling it “the definition of a rigged system.”

"The DNC changing its debate criteria to ignore grassroots donations seems tailor-made to get Mike Bloomberg on the debate stage in February. Having Americans willing to invest in your campaign is a key sign of a successful campaign," entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangHillicon Valley: Intel officials warned lawmakers Russia interfering in 2020 | Pompeo condemns Russian cyberattack on country of Georgia | Tech activists see Kickstarter union as breakthrough | Pentagon agency suffers data breach Manhattan DA investigating new abuse claims against doctor accused by Evelyn Yang March For Our Lives co-founders endorse Sanders MORE tweeted.

“Let’s make one thing clear: changing the rules now to accommodate Mike Bloomberg and not changing them in the past to ensure a more diverse debate stage is just plain wrong,” businessman Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dem anxiety grows ahead of Super Tuesday Five takeaways from new fundraising reports for 2020 Democrats Buttigieg and Biden haven't invested in any ads in the crucial Super Tuesday states: WSJ analysis MORE said in a statement. “The Democratic Party should be doing everything possible to ensure a diverse field of candidates. Instead, they are changing the rules for a candidate who is ignoring early states voters and grassroots donors.”

Trump in a third tweet Sunday morning claimed that Bloomberg is negotiating to use a "lift" during the debates.

"This is sometimes done, but really not fair!" he added.

Trump also discussed Bloomberg during an interview with Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityO'Reilly weighs in on Warren-Bloomberg exchange on nondisclosure agreements The Hill's review of John Solomon's columns on Ukraine Carville fires back at Sanders for 'hack' slam: 'At least I'm not a communist' MORE scheduled to air during the Super Bowl.

"You know, now he wants a box for the debates to stand on. OK. It's OK. There’s nothing wrong. You can be short. Why should he get a box to stand on, OK? He wants a box for the debates. Why should he be entitled to that? Really. Does that mean everyone else gets a box?” the president asked in a preview clip shared by the network

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Trump added that Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dem anxiety grows ahead of Super Tuesday House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Overnight Energy: EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water | Trump budget calls for slashing funds for climate science centers | House Dems urge banks not to fund drilling in Arctic refuge MORE (D-N.J.) "and all these people couldn’t get any of the things that Bloomberg is getting now."

"I think it’s very unfair for the Democrats," he said. "But I would love to run against Bloomberg. I would love it."

The Hill has requested comment from the Bloomberg campaign.

This report was updated at 9:38 a.m.