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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE mocked former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEngel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned 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 BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook 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.

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