Trump knocks 'mini Mike Bloomberg' over health care, 'false advertising'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar MORE on Monday lashed out at former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful 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, defending his administration's health care record. 

"Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising," Trump tweeted.

"I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare," he continued, adding that he would "always protect your Pre-Existing Conditions, the Dems will not!"

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The tweets from Trump come as Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman, has spent more than $125 million dollars in ads.

It was unclear specifically what Trump was responding to, but Bloomberg does have an ad criticizing Trump for "threatening coverage for millions of Americans" by trying to repeal ObamaCare. 

Despite Trump's claim that he "saved" coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, he backed a bill that Republicans passed through the House in 2017 that would have let states to get waivers to allow people with pre-existing conditions to be charged significantly higher premiums, something that is banned under ObamaCare.

Trump also claimed that Democrats will not protect the provision of ObamaCare that prevents people with pre-existing conditions from being charged higher premiums, a provision that has emerged as a very popular benefit of the law, while Republicans will, even though Democrats originally passed the protections into law in the first place and have expressed unity in wanting to protect them.

The tweets also note the lawsuit that Trump is supporting that seeks to overturn all of ObamaCare.

Without offering specifics on what the replacement would be, Trump promised that health care would be the "best ever" if the lawsuit succeeds and if Republicans win back the House in 2020.