This morning Trump tweeted a sarcastic, mean welcome to Joe Biden, after the former vice president officially joined the 2020 race.
Trump said in a tweet.
“Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”
Less than three hours earlier, Biden announced on Twitter that he was running for president with a video that attacked Trump directly.
The former Vice President is a product of the working class who became a key adviser in the Obama administration following a long career in the Senate, officially entered the Democratic race for president Thursday by declaring
“We are in a battle for the soul of this nation.The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America America, is at stake.”
The video focused on Trump’s response to a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which culminated with the killing of 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer.
Biden said of Trump’s comment that there were,
“some very fine people on both sides.”
“That’s when we heard the words of the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the nation. In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike like any I had seen in my lifetime.”
The 76-year-old joins a field filled with younger and more diverse candidates.
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!
Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2019
The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy…everything that has made America — America –is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States. #Joe2020 https://t.co/jzaQbyTEz3— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 25, 2019
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