President Donald Trump criticized former vice president Joe Biden before travelling to Iowa, a key battleground state where the Democrat is also campaigning on Tuesday
During a question-and-answer session with reporters, Trump said he prefers to run against Biden in 2020 because he is “mentally weak.”
“When a man has to mention my name 76 times in his speech; that means he’s in trouble. I have to tell you, he’s a different guy. He looks different then he used to, he acts different than he used to, he is even slower than he used to be. So I don’t know. But when he mentions my name that many times, I guess I should be complimented.”
Trump went on to say, ” I’d rather run against, I think, Biden than anybody. I think he’s the weakest mentally. I like running against people who are weak mentally. I think he is the weakest up here. The other ones have much more energy. I don’t agree with their policies, but I — I call him 1 percent Joe, because until Obama came along he did very well.”
Furthermore, the President questioned Biden’s health by suggesting that the Democrat is “slower than he used to.”
“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,” said Trump.
Moreover, Trump suggested that Biden campaign is losing steam. He said, “And now it looks like he’s failing. It looks like his friends from the left are going to overtake him pretty soon. When a man has to mention my name 76 times in a speech’ that means he’s in trouble.”
Trump’s scathing criticisms against Biden were in response to prepared remarks, in which the Democrat called him an “existential threat to America.”