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Trump Weighs in on Dems Running for 2020; Says Sleepy Joe “Is Not Going to Be Able to Do the Job”

The Dems don't stand a chance against Trump!


Trump has been outspoken on his opinions of the candidates running in the Democratic presidential primary.

Earlier this month, the president tweeted out that he thinks it will be Sleepy Joe Biden or Crazy Bernie Sanders running against him for president in 2020.

Yesterday, he welcomed Sleepy Joe to the race upon Biden's official announcement of his campaign, but expressed doubt in the former VP's ability to make it through the primaries.

Last night, Trump made an appearance on Hannity, where he weighed in on the Democrats bidding for 2020 presidential nominee.

According to Trump, Sleepy Joe Biden is "not the brightest light bulb in the group" of Democrat presidential hopefuls and "is not going to be able to do the job" of president.

You can watch this part of the Hannity interview for yourself here:

Real Clear Politics has a transcript of this part of Trump's interview with Hannity:

HANNITY:  Mr. President, we’re now in the election season and Joe Biden made his big announcement today.  I thought it was a very warm welcome you made for him on Twitter which I read at the beginning of the show mere tonight.  

Generally, your thoughts on him, his entry into the race.  You have Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren, Robert Francis O'Rourke, your reaction to the, well, now a record number of slate of 20 people that would like to take you on in 2020?  

TRUMP:  Well, I don't know who it is going to be.  Maybe Sanders or maybe Biden.  

I think, you know, when you look at Joe -- I have known Joe over the years.  He is not the brightest light bulb in the group, I don't think, but he has a name that they know.  

He is coming on with some little cute statements about me that he talked about the way the world is today.  Well, I will tell you the way the world is today is we have a strong military.  

We have choice for our veterans.  They have choice now instead of waiting in line all day long, all week.

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: Mr. President, only for the constraints of time, I would love to ask you in detail about all these candidates.  How about one word description on some of the top candidates for 2020?  Like, for example, if I say the word Joe Biden, one or two words?  

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP:  Well, I think we are calling him Sleepy Joe, because I have known him for a while and he’s a pretty sleepy guy.  He’s not going to be able to deal with President Xi.  I will tell you.  That's a different level of energy and, frankly, intelligence.  

So, I thought to refer to him as Sleepy Joe, because -- a lot of people wanted me to take the word "sleepy" to something that rhymes with it.  Does that make sense to you?  And I thought it was too nasty.

HANNITY:  Yes, I guess.  Well, welcome to the race.  I see you at starting gate.


TRUMP:  But he is not going to be able to do the job.

Fox News Insider also commented on the interview:

President Trump joined Sean Hannity for an exclusive interview Thursday night, discussing "Sleepy Joe" Biden's presidential campaign launch, the Mueller report and much more. 

Speaking by phone, Trump said he started calling the former senator and vice president "sleepy" because he doesn't feel he has the energy or "intelligence" to do the job.

He responded to Biden's launch announcement in which the Scranton, Pennsylvania, native spoke about the 2020 election being a contest for the "soul" of America.

"Biden makes the statement talking about the soul. Look at Obama. ... People forget there was tremendous division during the Obama administration, tremendous division. We actually have great spirit right now," said Trump.

On Trump's opinion of the other Democrats bidding for presidency that he shared with Hannity, Fox News had the following to say:

When asked about frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Trump criticized his record, saying Sanders had "misguided energy" and asserting that Sanders "talks a lot" but hasn't accomplished anything.

The president didn't seem to think too much of the rest of the field, referring to former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas as "a fluke" and mentioning the lack of attention the former media darling has received recently.

"He is fading very fast, he is fading very, very fast. It looks like he will be a thing of the past very soon. He was a hot item," Trump said.

Trump outright dismissed Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, although he said he was "rooting" for Buttigieg.

"I don't see either of them. I think she has got a little bit of a nasty wit but that might be it. And Mayor Pete is not going to make it. I would hope he would. I'm rooting for him but he is not going to make it," Trump said.


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