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Trump trolls Democrats after Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of 2020 race



President Donald Trump cast shade against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and the Democratic Party after she announced she would be dropping her 2020 presidential campaign on Wednesday.

“A sad day for the Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Presidential Primary,” Trump said in a tweet. “I’m glad they never found out that she was the one I was really afraid of!”

Trump’s tweet came shortly after Gillibrand announced she was ending her eight-month-long presidential campaign.

“I know this isn’t the result that we wanted,” Gillibrand said in a pre-recorded video on Wednesday afternoon. “We wanted to win this race.”

“But it’s important to know when it’s not your time, and to know you can best serve your community and country,” Gillibrand added in the video. “I believe I can best serve by helping to unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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Read more: ‘It’s important to know when it’s not your time’: Kirsten Gillibrand announces she is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race

As political commentators continue to theorize which of the remaining 20 Democratic candidates poses the biggest threat to Trump’s potential second term, numerous news reports have indicated that Trump has intensely focused on former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump habitually asked his aides about the viability of Biden’s candidacy in a general election — and has even fretted privately that Biden could be the toughest opponent to beat, according to a Politico report in March.

Additionally, The New York Times reported in June that Trump had been calling former advisers in the night to rail against the Democratic frontrunner. Trump, who is 73 years old, reportedly described the 76-year-old former vice president as “too old” and “not as popular as people think” — despite some polls at the time revealing Biden’s slight lead in Republican-leaning states.

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