Trump trashes Bloomberg after convention appearance

President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE lashed out at Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBipartisan infrastructure win shows Democrats must continue working across the aisle WHO leader issues warning on 'harmful' e-cigarettes Six months in, two challenges could define Biden's presidency MORE on Thursday after the former New York City mayor delivered a scorching assessment of Trump’s tenure in the White House during a speech to the Democratic National Convention. 

In a tweet, Trump lambasted Bloomberg’s widely panned performance in a February debate during his short-lived bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and accused the former mayor of trying to stage a political “comeback” with his convention speech. 

“After the worst debate performance in the history of politics, Michael Bloomberg, commonly known as Mini Mike, is trying to make a comeback by begging the Democrats for relevance,” Trump tweeted minutes after Bloomberg’s speech aired. “They treated him like a dog and always will. Before politics, he said GREAT things about me!”

Bloomberg offered a scathing critique of Trump’s presidency and business record during his convention speech on Thursday night, saying that the president had “failed the American people catastrophically.”

“Four years ago, I came before this very convention and said New Yorkers know a con when we see one,” Bloomberg said. “But tonight I’m not asking you to vote against Trump because he’s a bad guy. I’m urging you to vote against him because he’s done a bad job.”

Bloomberg’s speech came on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, moments before former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP report on COVID-19 origins homes in on lab leak theory READ: The .2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Senators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session MORE formally accepted the party’s presidential nomination and kicked off his general election campaign against Trump.