May 8, 2019|10:53pm
|UpdatedMay 8, 2019 | 11:36pm
“We have that young man, Buttigieg, boot-edge-edge, they say boot-edge-edge,” Trump said, repeating the pronunciation chant that supporters of the 37-year-old mayor use at rallies. “He’s got a great chance, doesn’t he? He’ll be great representing us against President Xi of China.”
“I want to be in that room, I want to watch that one,” the president said at the event in Panama City Beach.
Prior to bringing up Buttigieg — who the president has mildly gone after in the past — Trumphit the Democrats’ two front-runners,former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
“In fact one of the Democrats today said that he — it’s a he, sleepy person,” Trump said as an aside. “Said that he heard from a lot of foreign leaders that they want him to be president.”
“Of course they do, so they can continue to rip off the United States,” Trump continued. “If I heard that, I’d never vote for him,” the president added.
Trump went on to knock “crazy Bernie” saying that Democrats had some “real beauties.”
He also mocked former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s plunge in the polls.
“Boy has he fallen like a rock. What happened to Beto?” Trump mused.
The four candidates of the 22 running that the president went after are all white men.
The president, speaking to a crowd in Panama City Beach, Florida, told them several times through his nearly hour-and-a-half campaign speech that he was ready for the general election to begin.
“Pick somebody please and let’s start this thing! Pick somebody,” he said.
Democrats won’t start voting for candidates until next February.