KEY POINTS

  • Trump called for Buttigieg and Klobuchar's impeachment at campaign rally in North Carolina
  • He also mocked Biden saying he did not  know “What office he’s running for"
  • Buttigieg, Klobuchar and O'Rourke had endorsed Biden for the Democratic nomination

President Donald Trump fired barbs at former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar over their decision to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination.

“Mayor Pete Buttigieg, he quit last night and then I hear a senator from a state we're going to win, she dropped out," MSN News quoted Trump speaking this during his campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Monday evening. “Sounds like they made a deal. They both supported sleepy Joe. You know why? They made a deal."

Trump termed the deal between them a “quid pro quo" and called for Buttigieg and Klobuchar to be impeached for it.

"No good. Quid pro quo. They made a deal. Impeach them. They should be impeached," Trump told the crowd at the rally.

His comments drew hilarious responses from social media, with some claiming the President was stoned during the rally. Others pointed out that a senator can't be impeached, just expelled from office.

A significant part of this campaign rally was also dedicated to mocking the gaffes of Biden, with Trump claiming Biden did not know “What office he’s running for.” Biden, who is coming off a decisive win in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, was jabbed by the President for accidentally referencing “Super Thursday” rather than “Super Tuesday”. 

“Tomorrow, voters in states across the nation for Super Tuesday — not Super Thursday. Oh, he said Super Thursday! You can’t do these things. Can you imagine if I said Super Thursday? I would be over, right? I would be over,” Trump mocked Biden at the rally.

Biden also mixed up the names of the states three times during his campaign rally.

“He’s constantly naming the wrong state,” Trump continued. “Once that happens, you might as well leave the state.”

He also added that if Biden were to get elected, then “other people are going to be running the country, and they’re going to be super-left radical crazies.” 

Buttigieg and Klobuchar, both moderates, exited the presidential race and formally endorsed Biden ahead of a critical Super Tuesday when voters in 14 states and one U.S. territory will decide about one-third of all pledged delegates. In addition to these two, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke also endorsed Biden on Monday. 

Trump’s rally came at a time when there were rising concerns about the threat posed by the novel coronavirus. However, Trump quelled the fears about attending a large stadium rally saying that “it’s very safe.” 

US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the White House US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the White House Photo: AFP / Roberto SCHMIDT