Trump Calls Mike Bloomberg 'A 5'4 Mass Of Dead Energy', Shares Doctored Photo Of The Former Mayor

President Donald Trump tweeted a confusing doctored photo of former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, while also calling him a "5'4" mass of dead energy," on Thursday.

The photo, which was shared by White House Social Media Director and assistant to the president Dan Scavino, shows Bloomberg standing in front of stacks of documents, as Trump cuts red tape. The photo is seemingly a screenshot from a video created by SOMETHiNG WiCKËD, a self-identified "cultural memesmith" and "digital graffiti" artist, according to his YouTube channel and Twitter bio.

Scavino shared the photo while quote tweeting a CNBC story about the Bloomberg campaign paying influencers to post memes for the former mayor's presidential run. Trump quote tweeted the image, while comparing Bloomberg to Jeb Bush, saying, "Mini Mike Bloomberg is a LOSER who has money but can't debate and has zero presence, you will see."

"He reminds me of a tiny version of Jeb 'Low Energy' Bush, but Jeb has more political skill and has treated the Black community much better than Mini!," Trump continued.

Wicked's video features many doctored images of Bloomberg which make him appear short, while audio from one of Bloomberg's campaign ads plays. "The Curious Case of #MiniMike Bloomberg," Wicked tweeted with the video.

In another tweet, the president offered something of a backhanded compliment to Bloomberg, writing that he could beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. "He hates Crazy Bernie and will, with enough money, possibly stop him," he tweeted, after remarking on Bloomberg's height and his debate skills. "Bernie's people will go nuts!"

Bloomberg fired back at Trump on Twitter, writing that their mutual acquaintances in New York laugh at Trump behind his back and call him "a carnival barking clown." Bloomberg also criticized Trump and said he'd defeat him.

"They know you inherited a fortune and squandered it with stupid deals and incompetence," Bloomberg tweeted. "I have the record and the resources to defeat you. And I will."

Bloomberg's campaign recently recruited online influencers to post memes related to his election effort. The sponsored posts are all screenshots with the former mayor direct messaging the accounts to ask them to post memes to promote his campaign to young voters and poke fun at Bloomberg's age.

"Hello Mr. Sideup. Can you make a viral meme to let the younger demographic know I'm the cool candidate?" the campaign 'writes' in a post to the account Sonny5ideup.

The meme includes Sonny5ideup responding with a direct message containing a photo of Bloomberg watching a YouTube video of finger-skateboard Tech Deck tricks.

"I don't get it. Do you promise this is very viral?" Bloomberg's account replies.

Bloomberg campaign spokesperson Sabrina Singh told Newsweek that Bloomberg's team think that the viral marketing campaign will be beneficial in defeating Trump in the 2020 election. "Mike Bloomberg 2020 has teamed up with social creators to collaborate with the campaign, including the meme world. While a meme strategy may be new to presidential politics, we're betting it will be an effective component to reach people where they are and compete with President Trump's powerful digital operation," Singh told Newsweek.

Bloomberg's campaign has paid for sponsored content from the accounts Grapejuiceboys, Tank.Sinatra, and many more. According to The Daily Beast, the average payout for a post is $150.

Trump's campaign did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment. Newsweek also could not reach the creator behind the SOMETHiNG WiCKED accounts, despite multiple attempts.

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Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally on February 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. On Wednesday, various meme accounts began posting sponsored content from Bloomberg's campaign. Brett Carlsen/Getty