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

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies MORE mocked former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergTop 12 political donors accounted for almost 1 of every 13 dollars raised since 2009: study Holder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ The truth behind companies' 'net zero' climate commitments 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 announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies Overnight Defense: Top general concerned about Afghan forces after US troops leave | Pentagon chief: Climate crisis 'existential' threat to US national security | Army conducts review after 4 Black soldiers harassed at Virginia IHOP Feds expect to charge scores more in connection to Capitol riot 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.