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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE mocked former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response 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 leads Trump by 6 points in national poll The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control 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.