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Trump Welcomes ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden to the 2020 Presidential Race

“I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign,” he tweeted.

By NTK Staff | 04.25.2019 @9:58am
Trump Welcomes ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden to the 2020 Presidential Race

With the release of a web video on YouTube, former Vice President Joe Biden officially entered the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Thursday after months of speculation about his political future.

Biden, 76, focused a large portion of his announcement video on a white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia nearly two years ago. Biden quoted President Donald Trump, who at the time said there were “very fine people on both sides” of the clash that took place there.

Quick to respond, Trump welcomed Biden to the race, calling him “Sleepy Joe” and questioning his intelligence.

“Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign,” the president tweeted. “It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”

To date, Biden has led virtually every national and state primary poll with a few exceptions. On a call with donors on Wednesday, Biden emphasized the importance of starting out his candidacy with a strong showing of financial support.

“The money’s important. We’re going to be judged by what we can do in the first 24 hours, the first week,” Biden said on a conference call, according to Politico.

Philadelphia’s top politicians and donors are hosting a fundraiser for Biden on Thursday. WHYY reported that former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D-PA) are scheduled to be in attendance at Comcast Senior Vice President David L. Cohen’s home. Also included on the invite list: Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and members of Pennsylvania’s Democrat congressional delegation, Reps. Brendan Boyle, Matt Cartwright, Madeleine Dean, Dwight Evans, Chrissy Houlahan, and Mary Gay Scanlon.

Biden is expected to host his first political rally on Monday in Pittsburgh, followed by stops in Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada, California, and New Hampshire. He’ll host another major rally in Philadelphia on May 18.

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