President Trump is a counter puncher. Always has been and always will be. But there is more – Trump is also indefatigable.
He does not give up, so when you choose to attack Trump you must understand two things.
He is smart and quick with funny comebacks and devastating one-liners. And he will never quit until he destroys you. Good luck with that, Joe Biden.
From The Hill: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump during a campaign speech in Iowa Tuesday for responding to actress Bette Midler ahead of ceremonies marking the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
“On the D-Day ceremonies — the D-Day ceremonies — it was astounding to me that he was tweeting attacks on everybody. From the mayor of London to Bette Midler. He found time to go after Bette Midler, for God’s sake!” Biden said Tuesday, according to Mediaite.
Trump responded to Midler last week after she shared a quote falsely attributed to the president. The quote claimed Trump called Republicans “the dumbest group of voters in the country.”
Biden said Trump violated America’s “basic core values” at home and abroad with his jabs on Twitter.
“No president has done something like that for God’s sake,” Biden said. “I mean it’s bizarre, and it’s damaging.”
Biden also called Trump out for his comments after the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. After protesters and counterprotesters clashed, Trump said there were “very fine people” in both groups.
“No president of the United States, Democrat or Republican, has ever said something like that,” Biden said.
Enter president Trump. From The Hill:
“I’d rather run against, I think, Biden than anybody,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for the Hawkeye State. “I think he’s the weakest mentally and I like running against people that are weak mentally … The other ones have much more energy.”
Trump’s stinging criticism, delivered in an impromptu 19-minute question-and-answer session, is the latest sign of how the president has zeroed in on Biden as the campaign season heats up, despite his insistence that he is not worried about the former vice president’s presence in the race.
Biden leads his Democratic rivals in all national polls, and several other surveys have showed him ahead of Trump in Rust Belt states and other areas the president must win next year in order to be reelected.
The president pushed back on a New York Times report that he instructed his aides to deny internal polling that shows him trailing Biden in key states.
“My poll numbers are great,” he said, describing surveys that have him performing poorly in toss-up states as “fake polls.”
Trump, who will soon turn 73, cast the 76-year-old Biden as diminished by age and hobbled by his association with former President Obama, an effort to cast Biden as a Washington insider.
“Now, I have to tell you, he’s a different guy. He looks different than he used to. He acts different than he used to. He’s even slower than he used to be. I don’t know,” Trump said of Biden, in an apparent effort to fuel rumors about Biden’s health circulating in conservative media.
The Biden campaign this week dismissed those reports as “baseless lies meant to stoke fear in their viewers.”
Trump also hit Biden over his failed presidential runs in 1988 and 2008, calling him a “loser” who “never got more that 1 percent, except Obama took him off the trash heap” when he selected Biden as his running mate.
“I call him ‘1 percent Joe’ because, until Obama came along, he didn’t do very well,” Trump added.
The president also referenced some recent polls showing Biden’s Democratic rivals gaining on him.
“And now it looks like he’s failing. It looks like his friends from the left are going to overtake him pretty soon,” Trump said. “When a man has to mention my name 76 times in a speech, that means he’s in trouble.”
#NEW on @OANN: Pres. Trump takes a shot at former Vice President and 2020 hopeful Joe Biden: Biden: “I would rather run against Biden than anybody. I think he's the weakest mentally and I like running against people who are weak mentally.”pic.twitter.com/rtDBoK1eEL
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 11, 2019
Trump takes a shot at Biden: “I would rather run against Biden than anybody. I think he's the weakest mentally and I like running against people who are weak mentally”
“I call him 1% Joe because until Obama came along he didn't do very well”pic.twitter.com/IDrKmPUP29
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 11, 2019