Donald Trump Urges Billionaires Tom Steyer, Mike Bloomberg Not to Donate to Democrat Nominee: They 'Laughed at & Mocked' You!

President Donald Trump expressed concern over vows made by Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg that they'll donate to any Democratic Party challenger, telling both billionaires Sunday morning they were "laughed at & mocked" by their 2020 Democrat rivals.

Trump attempted to drive a wedge between the billionaires' deep pockets and the Democratic Party after Steyer dropped out of the presidential race Saturday following a poor performance in the South Carolina primary. Bloomberg and Steyer are the top two spenders in the campaign, with the former New York City mayor dropping more than a half-billion dollars of his own money into media ads since entering the race four months ago. Steyer spent more than $22 million in advertising in South Carolina alone and shelled out around $250 million in the wider campaign.

Responding to Steyer dropping out and both billionaires' continued pledges to defeat the president at all cost, Trump tried appealing to them on Twitter Sunday.

"I would find it hard to believe that failed presidential candidates Tom Steyer, or Mini Mike Bloombe[r]g, would contribute to the Democrat Party, even against me, after the way they have been treated - laughed at & mocked. The real politicians ate them up and spit them out!" the president tweeted Sunday morning.

"Tom Steyer who, other than Mini Mike Bloomberg, spent more dollars for NOTHING than any candidate in history, quit the race today proclaiming how thrilled he was to be a part of the the Democrat Clown Show. Go away Tom and save whatever little money you have left!" Trump continued.

Trump's comments reflect the criticisms many Democrats themselves have made about a presidential primary process that forces candidates with similar platforms to ridicule each other for months before suddenly all falling in line behind one candidate after the July convention.

"Donald, I'm prepared to do whatever it takes to beat you and save our democracy," Steyer replied, doubling down on his vow to defeat Trump either himself or behind any other Democratic candidate.

In January, Bloomberg's campaign announced the billionaire media mogul pledged to put at least $1 billion behind any Democratic challenger to Trump -- even if his own campaign comes up short. Bloomberg is yet to secure any primary or caucus delegates from the first four contests. He would be forced by law to operate behind a super PAC to support any other nominee because he wouldn't be allowed to work directly for any specific fellow candidate.

Trump continued lashing out at Bloomberg Sunday, repeatedly referring to his height through the derogatory "Mini Mike" moniker.

"Mini Mike Bloomberg's consultants and so-called "advisors"(how did that advice work out? Don't ask!), are on the "gravy train" and all making a fortune for themselves pushing Mini hard, when they knew he never had what it takes. Don't pay them anymore Mike, they led you down a very dark and lonely path! Your reputation will never be the same!" Trump tweeted Sunday morning.

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Donald Trump urged billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer not to donate to Democratic Party candidates after dropping out - a pledge they've both made to defeat the president's re-election. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Staff/Getty IMages