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    Trump Slams 2020 Republican Rivals as 'Three Stooges', Mocks Mark Sanford's Fling With 'Flaming Dancer'

    Yuri Gripas
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    The day before, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford announced his ambition to take part in the Republican nomination race, thus becoming the third rival within the party to challenge US President Donald Trump.

    After Mark Sanford announced his decision to run for the Republican party's nomination, Donald Trump turned to Twitter to recall Sanford's disappearance in 2009 and an extramarital affair with an Argentinian journalist.

    ​Trump's reference to Sanford's mistress as "Flaming Dancer" has spurred reaction on Twitter, with some of the users rubbing Trump's nose in his own disappearance during Melania's pregnancy.

    ​In his second tweet, Trump continued roasting Sanford, ending it with a hit against all three Republican candidates, including former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld and ex-Rep. Joe Walsh, calling them "the three stooges".

    ​Despite having three rivals from his own party, Trump enjoys the support of 85 percent of the Republicans, according to Morning Consult, a market research company. Trump, however, has tweeted that the support even exceeds 90 percent.

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