"I guess [Crowley] didn't see it [coming]", he said, after socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx) won in a landslide primary victory in a heavily Democratic district. "But the only response they can find from our government is really strong law and order".
He mocked Crowley for losing after the NY lawmaker was said to be a major contender for the next leader of House Democrats.
Trump also touched on Wednesday's announcement by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he was retiring after 31 years on the bench, giving the president a second opportunity to put a justice on the high court and cement the conservative wing.
To that end, he pointed to primary election results Tuesday night that saw the surprise upset of House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley of NY to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina who worked for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Bernie Sanders supporter but has never held elected office. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. In other words, he's out!
Meanwhile, on Twitter, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL account also took advantage of the moment. She tooks hits from Trump, but the president didn't get personal and didn't brand her with a nickname, as he's done to other Democrats he opposes.
Heitkamp is one of the Senate's most vulnerable Democrats seeking re-election, so she is firmly in Republican sights looking toward November.
Trump visits North Dakota as new economic data show the state falling behind its Midwestern neighbors amid concerns about an escalating trade war with China. Trump hit Heitkamp on voting "no" on the Senate repeal of Obamacare-although he took a harsher backhanded shot at Sen.
The race for Senate in North Dakota between Cramer and incumbent Sen.
"She went to Washington and immediately joined Chuck ... and Nancy", Trump said.
Put more succinctly to CNN's Jeff Zeleny earlier this week, Heitkamp said, "He's going to say some mean things about me".
"They now have a new leader", he added. Who's the new leader? Maxine Waters. I think she's taking over'.
He says a lot of what Trump is doing is rhetoric.
"We got more money, we got more brains, we got better houses, apartments, we got nicer boats, we're smarter than they are ... we're the elite!" he said.
Speaking at a campaign rally in North Dakota a on Wednesday night, the president revisited previous comments he has made bemoaning the fact that his opponents are often referred to as "the elite". Are you kidding me?