President Donald Trump says Vice President Joe Biden is “loose” and said on Sunday if he challenged Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination it could lead to the party “coming to a point where we can’t come back.”
In a late-night Twitter tirade, Trump again assailed what he calls the “Pocahontas” accusation leveled against Biden by Trump during the 2016 campaign, which the former vice president made regarding his distant relations with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
“If and when the Democrats start focusing on real, substantial issues, like jobs, security, infrastructure, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi will be forced to work with us,” Trump wrote. “They can’t stand the fact that I won with almost 51% of the vote. Think of that! We are now doing well in the early states because we are focusing on issues that really matter.”
The comments come days after Trump fired back at Biden for calling the president a “liar” on Thursday during an interview with a group of reporters in the Capitol.
“He said ‘liar.’ What a liar! You know, when I say something, that I think is right, I expect people to say it back to me,” Trump told a group of reporters on Thursday. “Where’s the proof? I’m very proud of my record. I have a great record, I think nobody has a record like me. But he’s getting a lot of publicity off of that.”
Trump added that he plans to have further conversations with Democratic leaders about legislation aimed at addressing gun violence, a topic Biden has been a vocal advocate for after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The shooting left 17 people dead.
Trump also had several lines of attacks Sunday against Biden, Biden’s son and the former senator, who has indicated he will seek the Democratic nomination.
“Biden said ‘The N-word’ on Univision. Again, I expect it. My greatest honor was having Joe Biden as VP. He’d be a terrible President!” Trump wrote in his Twitter missive on Sunday.
“Joe Biden should have never gone to jail! He was overzealous and took a lot of heat.”
“Biden does not have the temperament for President. He’s weak and ineffective. His weakness would be a big problem in a tough race. “
In his Saturday tweets, Trump followed his attacks on Biden with a jab at Biden’s son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer at age 46 in May 2015.
“Biden has more losses to his name than I do. His son, who went to be in the Middle East fighting ISIS, can’t come back. Is that the person we want to run our country? He really has done nothing for us! We need competence, not political correctness.”