Not because he like’s Bernie…
Could it be because he wants to run against the guy he thinks he could beat better than Hillary Clinton?
Or, is it just because Sanders is all over the pre-Iowa media these days?….
Trump has been trying to derail Joe Biden by going after his son Hunter for a while….
Trump flew here [Des Molnes , Iowa] Thursday night for a rally to counterprogram the caucuses. With Democrats apparently lacking the votes to call witnesses with firsthand knowledge of his intentions, putting him on the verge of winning acquittal in the Senate, the president delivered an 86-minute speech that offered several clues into how he now sees the race. He talked more about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) than anyone else, followed by Biden and then former mayors Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg.
In a wistful mood about 2016, Trump twice told the crowd that he wishes he could face Hillary Clinton in a rematch. Then he posed a question to the capacity crowd: “Who is tougher: Her, crazy Bernie, sleepy Joe, Boot-edge-edge? Who would be the closest?” Members of the crowd yelled out various names, none discernably louder than the others. “I don’t know,” Trump continued, shaking his head. “I feel bad because it’s too late for her to get in. I kept hoping, but I think honestly, I think that sleepy Joe, crazy Bernie, I don’t even want to put Boot-edge-edge in, but I think they’d actually be tougher than her.”
As Trump accused Biden of being frequently confused, a woman in the crowd yelled: “It’s over for him!” Trump pointed at her and smiled. “It was over for him, actually, if you know him, a long time ago,” the president said. “Now it’s really over!” The crowd laughed.
To be sure, just because Trump publicly downplays Biden’s prospects at a rally doesn’t mean he thinks the former vice president isn’t a threat. But this president often spends more time trashing whoever is on his mind. If anything, it was notable whom he didn’t discuss.
Save for a passing reference to “Pocahontas,” his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Trump mentioned none of the women currently running against him. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) loves to talk in her stump speech about how Trump tweeted when she announced her candidacy in a blizzard last February that “she looked like a Snowman(woman).” But Trump ignored her entirely on Thursday night….