Bloomberg drops out and… challenges Trump to a lightsaber battle?

Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is officially out of the presidential race but he's still feuding with the president.
Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is officially out of the presidential race but he’s still feuding with the president.

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By Tim Marcin

Well… here’s one way to drop out of the race. 

Billionaire candidate Mike Bloomberg bowed out of the 2020 Democratic nomination race then… promptly challenged President Donald Trump to a lightsaber fight on Wednesday. 

Trump reacted to the Bloomberg news in his typical fashion: with insults.

“Mini Mike Bloomberg just ‘quit’ the race for President,” Trump tweeted. “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. Now he will pour money into Sleepy Joe’s campaign, hoping to save face. It won’t work!”

The former NYC mayor then responded with a clip directly from Star Wars, where Darth Vader strikes down Obi-Wan Kenobi in a duel. (Kenobi was later reborn as a force ghost, telling Vader “if you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”)

Trump, of course, didn’t stop there. He kept insulting Bloomberg, saying the former candidate would fire “the fools and truly dumb people who got him into this MESS” and that “this has been the worst, and most embarrassing, experience of his life.”

After shelling out hundreds of millions of his own dollars, Bloomberg dropped out on Wednesday after a big loss to front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday. Bloomberg quickly endorsed Biden right as he dropped out. Trump has seemingly turned his attention that way as well. 

He ended one of his tweets insulting Bloomberg with: “now on to Sleepy Joe!”

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