Trump claims Democratic establishment came together to 'crush' Sanders

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE in an early morning tweet on Wednesday claimed that the Democratic establishment was working to "crush" Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDeVos knocks free college push as 'socialist takeover of higher education' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump Manchin: Ocasio-Cortez 'more active on Twitter than anything else' MORE's (I-Vt.) presidential candidacy after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge MORE racked up a series of key victories on Super Tuesday. 

"The Democrat establishment came together and crushed Bernie Sanders, AGAIN," Trump said on Twitter, echoing comments he's made during the Democratic primary. 

He also targeted Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: McConnell offering new coronavirus relief bill | Biden introduces economic team, vows swift action on relief | Rare Mnuchin-Powell spat takes center stage at COVID-19 hearing Biden introduces economic team, vows swift action on struggling economy Louisville mayor declares racism a public health crisis MORE (D-Mass.) over her continued presence in the race, asserting that it allowed Biden to "unthinkably" win in Massachusetts, which was previously viewed as a state that would go to either her or Sanders. In a separate tweet, he claimed that it was "selfish" for Warren to remain in the race, arguing she had "zero chance of even coming close to winning" and is only hurting Sanders. 

"So much for their wonderful liberal friendship. Will he ever speak to her again? She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!" Trump added.


Biden's once-stalling campaign experienced a huge boost following a decisive primary victory in South Carolina over the weekend, and the momentum carried into many of 14 states where voters cast ballots on Super Tuesday. The former vice president, who experienced a wave of endorsements in the final days leading up to the primaries, won a handful of Southern states, including Texas, North Carolina and Virginia. 

His strong showing helped cement a two-candidate race between him and Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination. 


Sanders, meanwhile, secured a significant victory in the delegate-rich California, in addition to wins in Colorado, Utah and his home state of Vermont. The wins are expected to maintain the self-identified democratic socialist's delegate lead over the Democratic field, but they won't be enough to push him into an insurmountable advantage. It remains unclear how many total delegates Sanders, Biden and others secured in California. 

Trump on Tuesday night mocked Warren and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBiden's great challenge: Build an economy for long-term prosperity and security The secret weapon in Biden's fight against climate change Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE over their poor showings, declaring each the "loser" of the primaries. 

"The biggest loser tonight, by far, is Mini Mike Bloomberg. His 'political' consultants took him for a ride. $700 million washed down the drain, and he got nothing for it," Trump tweeted, referencing the millions of dollars Bloomberg poured into his White House bid. 

Trump has regularly weighed in on the Democratic presidential primary, often using campaign rallies to attack the various candidates in the field. He told reporters on Monday that he thought the race was "rigged" against Sanders after former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegJuan Williams: Clyburn is my choice as politician of the year 'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Democrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation, step up efforts ahead of Georgia runoff YouTube temporarily suspends OANN account after spreading coronavirus misinformation MORE (Minn.) dropped out of the 2020 Democratic race following the South Carolina primary. 

Sanders, who has predicated his campaign around progressive policies like "Medicare for All," is viewed by those in Trump’s circle as the weakest candidate the president may face in the general election.