The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful mentioned Walt Disney’s famous cartoon character during an MSNBC “Morning Joe” interview on Tuesday saying, “We could run Mickey Mouse against this president and have a shot.”
“This is a marathon,” Biden said, adding, “I don’t think anybody has predicted much of anything about who’s going to win nominations in the recent past very accurately.”
After the mention of some Democratic experts warning against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) becoming the Democratic nominee “or we’ll lose,” Biden was asked if he agrees.
“I refuse to suggest any Democrat can lose,” Biden answered. “I think, you know, we could run Mickey Mouse against this president and have a shot.”
His remark drew applause from the audience.
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The former vice president’s remarks come as voters take their votes to the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday. It follows after the Iowa caucuses where Sanders and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed victory. Buttigieg held a very thin lead ahead of Sanders.
Biden will no longer be at his election night party in New Hampshire, as he is instead expected to head to South Carolina, The Washington Post reports. He told reporters, “We’re still mildly hopeful here in New Hampshire. We’ll see what happens.”