Trump uses 'Spaceballs' to mock Bloomberg's Star Wars attack tweet

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE mocked former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEverytown on the NRA lawsuit: 'Come November, we're going to make sure they're out of power, too' Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom Meme group joins with Lincoln Project in new campaign against Trump MORE on Thursday, using a clip from the movie "Spaceballs" after the former 2020 presidential candidate used an iconic "Star Wars" scene to attack the president the day before.

Trump tweeted a video of "Spaceballs" protagonist Lone Starr — edited to have Trump's face — easily holding back antagonist Dark Helmet — doctored to have Bloomberg's.


The Twitter back-and-forth began Wednesday morning when Trump tweeted at the former mayor, mocking him for dropping out of the Democratic primary.

"Mini Mike Bloomberg just 'quit' the race for president. I could have told him long ago that he didn't have what it takes, and he would have saved himself a billion dollars, the real cost," Trump tweeted after Bloomberg announced he would suspend his campaign and endorse former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE.

"Now he will pour money into Sleepy Joe's campaign, hoping to save face. It won't work!" Trump added.

Bloomberg responded with a clip of the duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader from "A New Hope," in which the former utters the famous line, "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."


Bloomberg responded almost immediately Thursday to Trump's video clip with an ad for Biden — paid for by Bloomberg's former campaign — that used multiple pop culture references to knock the president, followed by the hashtags #DUMPTRUMP and #GOJOE.