Trump Humiliates Biden Over 'Tongue-Tied' Remarks on White House Bid
President slams former VP over fumbling comments about his potential 2020 campaign
President Donald Trump humiliated former VP Joe Biden over his recent "tongue-tied" remarks about his "potential" 2020 election bid over the weekend.
Trump was responding to fumbling remarks made by Biden on Saturday in which he seemingly let slip that he was planning to run against him in the presidential election.
Presdient Trump Democratic hopeful Biden as "another low I.Q. individual" as he slammed his inability "to properly deliver a very simple line" over his decision to make a play for the White House.
“Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!” Trump tweeted Monday morning.
Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
Trump's tweet follows recent reports that Biden says he's almost fully committed to entering the race for 2020 but is held back by fears that the president will "take no prisoners" if he decides to run against him.
According to media reports, Biden said he is 95 percent prepared to announce his bid for the White House but is worried that Trump will "play too rough" during the general election campaign.
According to Fox News, the president’s Monday tweet came after Biden slipped on Saturday, seemingly suggesting he was officially in the running for the Democratic nomination for president—though he has yet to launch a campaign.
“I know I get criticized,” Biden said during a speech in Delaware on Saturday.
“I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the---anybody who would run.”
Biden’s slip-up was met by applause and cheers from the audience.
“I didn’t mean ...” Biden said, laughing.
“Of anybody who would run.”
Also last week, Biden addressed the annual convention of the International Association for Fire Fighters (IAFF) union, and seemingly hinted that an announcement would come in several weeks.
“I appreciate the energy you showed when I got up here,” Biden told the crowd.
“Save it a little longer. I may need it in a few weeks.”
He added, joking: “Be careful what you wish for…Be careful what you wish for.”
Biden, who represented Delaware in the Senate for nearly four decades before joining the Obama administration as vice president, has been moving closer and closer in recent weeks to launching what would be his third White House bid.
Sources familiar with his planning told Fox News earlier this month that top advisers to the former vice president are getting their ducks in a row, figuring out a campaign structure and reaching out to veteran Democratic operatives who would be involved.
Those sources suggested a campaign launch could come in April.
After Biden’s apparent slip-up over the weekend, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., told Politico that Biden has told him that “he is all but certain he is going to run.”