KEY POINTS

  • Trump on Pelosi: "I don't think she wanted to do this (impeachment)"
  • Trump added he thinks "the radical left is gonna take over" the Democratic Party
  • "Well, I think he's a communist," said Trump of Sanders

Two days before the Senate rejects his impeachment as demanded by Democrats, president Donald Trump went before the cameras of Fox News on Sunday to seemingly incite division among Democrats ahead of the Iowa caucus on Monday.

Trump went on an offensive against the Democrats with a divide-and-conquer play a few hours before the start of Super Bowl LIV pitting NFC champion San Francisco 49ers against AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. He was exclusively interviewed by Fox News host and personal friend, Sean Hannity.

Trump began his effort to divide Democrats by saying Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, is now a nervous wreck close to being ousted by radical Democrats for the failure of her impeachment effort against him. In a jab at the Democrats' progressive wing, Trump said Pelosi reluctantly announced the impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24, 2019 after months of resisting the progressives. He also predicted the radical left will seize the leadership of the Democratic Party.

"I think she's a very confused, very nervous woman," said Trump of Pelosi. "I don't think she wanted to do this (impeachment). I think she really knew what was going to happen, and her worst nightmare has happened. I don't think she's gonna be there too long, either. I think that the radical left -- and she's sorta radical left too, by the way -- but I think the radical left is gonna take over."

Trump again sought to pit Democrats against each other by claiming the party leadership is again conspiring to deny frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, a shot at the nomination. He asserted the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was "rigging the election again" against "crazy" Sanders by announcing a change in debate rules that would help former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg.

He then tore into Bloomberg, who he sees as the only other candidate apart from former vice president Joe Biden that can beat him in November.

"Uh, very little. I just think of little," said Trump when asked by Hannity how he felt about Bloomberg. "You know, now he wants a box for the debates to stand on. OK, it’s OK, there’s nothing wrong. You can be short. Why should he get a box to stand on, OK? He wants a box for the debates. Why should he be entitled to that? Really. Does that mean everyone else gets a box? ... I would love to run against Bloomberg."

Trump was referring to fake news stories claiming Bloomberg, who stands 173 cm (5'8") tall, is demanding he stand on a box during debates.

Former New York Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Former New York Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on December 13, 2019 Photo: AFP / Olivier Douliery Earlier on Sunday, Trump blasted Bloomberg on Twitter, saying “Many of the ads you are watching were paid for by Mini Mike Bloomberg. He is going nowhere, just wasting his money, but he is getting the DNC to rig the election against Crazy Bernie.”

Bloomberg's campaign counterattacked by personally insulting Trump and his looks: “The president is lying. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan.”

Trump went on to attack familiar Democrat targets:

  • Sanders: "Well, I think he's a communist. I mean, you know, look, I think of communism when I think of Bernie. You could say 'socialist.' Didn't he get married in Moscow?"
  • Joe Biden: "I just think of 'Sleepy.' I just watch him. He's sleepy. Sleepy Joe."
  • Hunter Biden: "Where's Hunter? Where is he? He made millions of dollars -- he went from having no job, no income, he had nothing. As you know, he had a very sad experience in the military. He has nothing, to making millions and millions of dollars a year. Not just from Ukraine. From China. And from other countries. How can you do this? This is crooked as hell. What they did is very dishonest."
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA: "She's not true to it. I call her 'fairy tale.' Because everything's a fairy tale. That's how Pocahontas got started. This woman can't tell the truth."