President Trump's election campaign was feeling confident while watching the Democratic presidential candidates debate each other on Thursday night, calling the event "another infomercial for President Trump."
"Democrats' big government socialism would force a government takeover of healthcare, eliminate private insurance, provide free healthcare to illegal immigrants, kill millions of jobs by ending the fossil fuel industry, disarm the American public, and raise taxes to pay for their radical agenda," said Kayleigh McEnany, Trump campaign national press secretary.
"President Trump's record of accomplishment easily eclipses any of these weak candidates. Thank you to ABC and the Democrat Party for another infomercial for President Trump!"
Their remarks mirror similar comments the campaign made back in June following the first primary debate.
"If it's anything like we saw last night, it's going to be another two-hour infomercial on behalf of the reelection of President Trump," Marc Lotter, a director of strategic communications for President Trump's 2020 campaign, told Hill.TV.
While several of the candidates ripped in to Trump over the course of the night, there was one interaction which caused some controversy off camera.
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke Texas state legislator Rep. Briscoe Cain for a tweet that he likened to a "death threat" following the latest Democratic presidential debate.
Cain reportedly tweeted O'Rourke saying, "My AR is ready for you, Robert Francis," referencing O'Rourke's birth name. O'Rourke tweeted in response, saying that he took the threat seriously while sharing a screenshot.
Since the devasting shooting in El Paso, Texas a few weeks backs, gun control is a central focus of O'Rourke's election campaign.