On Wednesday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) became the latest Democrat to drop out of the 2020 presidential race with a video on Twitter.
President Trump took to Twitter shortly after Gillibrand’s announcement with witty humor.
“After more than eight incredible months, I’m ending my presidential campaign,” Gillibrand said Wednesday in her video. “We wanted to win this race, but it’s important to know when it’s not your time and to know how you can best serve your community and country.”
She added, “I believe I can best serve by helping unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020.”
In the past two weeks, former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts all dropped out. All three immediately moved on to down-ballot races. Hickenlooper launched a bid for the Democratic Senate nomination in Colorado, while Inslee and Moulton announced re-election bids for their respective offices, as reported by Fox News.
Gillibrand’s exit from the primary race could signal that other mid-tier candidates will soon drop out as well, particularly as donors consolidate around the frontrunners, and as the fundraising and polling criteria to make the cut for October’s fourth round of debates remain the same as those for September, per Fox News. (Continued Below)
President Trump responded on Twitter shortly afterward with witty humor.
“A sad day for the Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Presidential Primary. I’m glad they never found out that she was the one I was really afraid of!” the President joked.
On Tuesday night, Trump also trolled the three candidates that are running in the GOP primary against him. He Trump coined the trio as the “Three Stooges”, referring to former Reps. Mark Sanford (R-SC), Joe Walsh (R-IL) and former Gov. Bill Weld (R-MA). (Video Below)
“Can you believe it? I’m at 94% approval in the Republican Party, and have Three Stooges running against me,” the President tweeted.
“One is ‘Mr. Appalachian Trail’ who was actually in Argentina for bad reasons,” he continued, referring to Mark Sanford.
“Another is a one-time BAD Congressman from Illinois who lost in his second term by a landslide, then failed in radio. The third is a man who couldn’t stand up straight while receiving an award. I should be able to take them!” he declared, referring to Joe Walsh and Bill Weld.
Kirsten Gillibrand’s official video:
Today, I am ending my campaign for president.
I am so proud of this team and all we've accomplished. But I think it’s important to know how you can best serve.
To our supporters: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Now, let's go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate. pic.twitter.com/xM5NGfgFGT
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 28, 2019
President Trump’s official tweet:
A sad day for the Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Presidential Primary. I’m glad they never found out that she was the one I was really afraid of!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019