President Trump answers a question about whether he would rather run against Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders in the general election during a town hall event on FOX News with moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Thursday.
BAIER: So you want to face Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, that’s my question?
TRUMP: I’ll tell you, I was all set for Bernie, because I thought it was going to happen. And you know how we get ready for things, right? So mentally I’m all set for Bernie -- communist, I had everything down, he’s a -- I was all set.
TRUMP: And then we have this crazy thing that happened, right? On Tuesday which he thought was Thursday.
TRUMP: But he also said 150 million people were killed with guns, and he was running for the United States Senate. Support me, I’m running for the United States -- there’s something going on there.
But I was all set -- I was all set. And, you know, when I focus and we all focus, sometimes you do well and some people choke.
I watched mini Mike choke. When mini Mike was hit by a very mean woman, he said get me off this stage -- just get me off. And that wasn’t a pretty sight to be -- but I was all set to take on Bernie. I was ready, and then all of a sudden they say, guess what. I went to the first lady, who people love. I go in to the first lady --
TRUMP: -- and I said -- I said, he just won Texas, he just won, you know, et cetera, et cetera. And by the way, so close. It was a whole different thing because of her.
So now I’m ready for Bernie, and now all of a sudden I have a whole different -- you know, it’s a whole different deal -- two very different people.
I think in a certain way Bernie would be tougher, because he’s got a base. It’s a much smaller base than my base. I think a lot of my people are here because -- and I did nothing to do that -- but we have a lot of support in Pennsylvania. And I think we have a lot of support everywhere, look at the rallies -- look at the rallies.