Despite the public bravado, those close to the president have long been concerned privately about a head-to-head matchup against Biden in the general election, specifically in key Rust Belt states, and that remains the case this evening, though of course we’re a long way off from knowing whom the Democratic nominee will be.

And that’s something Team Trump is seizing on — the expected chaos if, in fact, Democrats end up barreling into a contested convention. The longer the Democratic fight plays out, the better it is for the president in the eyes of his advisers, who tonight are seizing on a “splintered” Democratic Party. Watch for Trump allies to start to concentrate their fire on Sanders and Biden moving forward.