Trump, who received hundreds of millions of dollars from his father's real estate empire, calls John Fetterman spoiled: 'He lived off his parents' money'
- Former President Donald Trump attacked Democrat candidate John Fetterman at a Pennsylvania rally.
- He called Fetterman spoiled and said he "leeched off his parents' money."
Former President Donald Trump said Democrat candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman "is a spoiled and entitled socialist loser who leeched off his parents' money" during a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
In 2018, The New York Times debunked Trump's claims that he was a self-made billionaire. The outlet reported Trump received the equivalent of at least $413 million from his father's real estate empire, beginning when he was a toddler.
Trump also said Fetterman, who is running against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz for a seat in the US Senate, "lives on his parents' money" and alleged Fetterman uses drugs.
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Fetterman has served as the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania since 2019. Prior to that, he was the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, for 13 years. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Fetterman's parents supported him well into his 40s because he was only earning $150 per month during his mayorship. Fetterman has acknowledged this support and now earns $217,610 as lieutenant governor.
In response to Trump's comments, Joe Calvello, the director of communications for Fetterman tweeted "more and more lies from Trump and Dr. Oz; another day, but it's the same shit from these two desperate and sad dudes.'
The former president was campaigning for Republicans Oz and Doug Mastriano — a candidate for state governor — before the November midterm elections.
According to recent polls, Fetterman is ahead of Oz by 8.1 points in the race to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate.
Saturday's rally was the first one Trump has appeared at since the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8 and discovered more than 10,000 government documents, according to a publicly released inventory.
At the podium, Trump once again decried the search, claiming that the FBI raided the "hopes and dreams" of the American's he's been "fighting for."
He then took the opportunity to call President Joe Biden "an enemy of the state" in response to comments Biden made on Thursday lambasting "MAGA forces" for fanning the "flames of political violence."
Trump also ridiculed Mark Zuckerberg, saying the Meta CEO begged the former president to have dinner with him last week.
Representatives for Trump and Fetterman did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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