President Trump had a message and a reaction to Joe Biden’s entry into the 2020 presidential race. “I will see you at the Starting Gate,” Trump tweeted.
Calling Biden “Sleepy Joe,” Trump slammed the other 19 Democrats in the race as “people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas.” Yet it seems like Trump would rather run against Biden, the one candidate closest in age to himself.
So I have to ask, did President Trump just “endorse” Joe Biden, sort of like Hillary Clinton “endorsed” Trump? It is now well known that Clinton, in 2016, thought Trump would be the ideal Republican to run against (she was most scared of–snicker–John Kasich!). The Clinton campaign did what it could to ensure Trump got maximum airtime on liberal media ($2 billion worth), and she got her wish.
But it didn’t turn out the way Clinton dreamed it would.
I hope that, should Trump really want to run against Biden, he knows what he’s wishing for, and that he knows that he’s doing. Because my gut tells me that Biden is about the only one of the batch of Democrats straight out of the bat cave who could actually beat Trump.
I used to think the other was Beto, but I think that cannon has fired and turned out to be nothing but a cloud of smoke.
We will see how Trump continues to react to Biden, who didn’t take it easy on the president. Biden began his campaign with a video where he quoted Trump out of context in remarks about the tragic and disgusting Charlottesville white supremacist demonstration.
And that’s when we heard the words from the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were “some very fine people on both sides.” Very fine people on both sides? Biden Campaign Announcement transcript, The New York Times, April 25, 2019
The actual quote, in context, was with President Trump in a contentious press conference after Charlottesville:
“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.
Followed by another question to which Trump answered:
“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”
After such a slam, you would think the president would punch back at Biden. But he didn’t. That might indicate Trump is pulling for Biden to squelch out some of the more strident leftists. Why would he do that?
Or perhaps Trump is just enjoying the carnage of 20 Democrats fighting for one nomination. Because I know that’s what I’m doing. Mr. President, please pass the popcorn.