President Trump slammed many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates while speaking with Sean Hannity during a call into Fox News on Thursday night. Trump was asked about different candidates and his reaction to them running, starting with former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I’ve known Joe over the years, he’s not the brightest lightbulb in the group I don’t think,” said Trump. “But he has a name that they know.”
He also talked about his name for Biden, claiming he would not be good for foreign policy if he was elected.
“Well, I think we’re calling him ‘Sleepy Joe,’” Trump said. “Cause I’ve known him for a while and he’s a pretty sleepy guy. He’s not going to be able to deal with [Chinese] President Xi. I can tell you. That’s a different level of energy and, frankly, intelligence.”
Referencing Biden’s past controversy, Trump said another name suggestion was “Creepy Joe,” but that would have been “too nasty.”
“He’s not going to be able to do the job,” Trump said.
He went after Bernie Sanders next, saying that the candidate has nothing to show for his years as a lawmaker, pointing out the policies that Sanders supports.
“He’s got a lot of energy, but he’s got misguided energy,” said Trump. “He’s done very poorly in terms of the Senate. He’s had very little legislation. I think he talks a lot, but doesn’t get it done.”
Listen to his jokefest below:
When talking about Beto O’Rourke, Trump said, “It’s a fluke.” He also spoke about how he “helped” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) “a lot” in the 2018 midterms with “a couple of massive rallies.”
“He’s fading very fast,” said Trump.
The last two candidates he tackled were Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg.
“I think she’s got a little bit of a nasty wit, I think that’s about it,” Trump said about Harris, but he was not as complimentary to Buttigieg, saying, “He’s not going to make it.”
President Trump went on to roast the Democratic candidates for making him “look young” while speaking with reporters outside of the White House on Friday, as IJR Blue reported.
Q: "How old is too old to be president."
President Trump: "Well I just feel like a young man. I'm so young. I can't believe it. I'm the youngest person — I am a young vibrant man. I look at Joe, I don't know about him." pic.twitter.com/AYcZtA0b5J
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