Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump referred to as Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg a “mass of lifeless vitality” and “a loser” on Thursday in a collection of rancorous, private tweets.
The previous New York mayor then did one thing few Democratic presidential candidates have been prepared to, thus far: Reply in form.
In a tweet quoting Trump’s insult, Bloomberg referred to as the president a “carnival barking clown.”
The back-and-forth barbs signify an escalation of what’s already a deeply private conflict between Bloomberg and Trump, two New York billionaires who for many years belonged to elite Manhattan social circles.
Bloomberg has but to seem on a single presidential major poll, however his large advert spending, rising on-line meme operation, rising ballot numbers and private biography look like making him an particularly worrisome opponent to Trump. The president has tweeted extra about Bloomberg in latest weeks than about another Democratic…