President Trump stepped up his criticism Monday against "Sleepy Joe Biden" as the former vice president gets up in the polls, claiming that former President Barack Obama had removed it from the "trash" "in 2008 – and that China supported him.
"It looks like Bernie Sanders is part of the story. Sleepy Joe Biden advance and think, I'm here only because of Sleepy Joe and the man who took it out of the 1% garbage pile, President O! China wants Sleepy Joe BADLY! Trump tweeted.
The president's tweet comes as Biden steps up in the 2020 presidential elections. A poll on Fox News last week showed Biden was leading with 35% of the vote, and Senator Sanders, I-Vt., In second place, with 17%.
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Trump's tweet seemed to refer to Biden's poor performance in the 2008 Democratic primaries. Biden was routinely polled at less than 10% in that race and dropped out after collecting 1% of the vote in the opposition caucuses. # 39; Iowa. Obama later asked him to become his second.
Trump's Monday tweet is not the first time he's targeting Biden. The president claimed that he could "easily" beat Biden by 2020, if the former vice president got the Democratic nomination. The president also dubbed Biden "sleepy Joe," claiming that the 76-year-old player did not have enough energy to compete with him. Trump, who is 72, said last month that he felt like a "young" and a "dynamic man".
"I'm looking at Joe, I do not know about him," Trump said. "I would never say that anyone is too old. I know that they make me all look very young, both in terms of age and in terms of energy. "
Biden, for his part, shot Trump during his official campaign kickoff this weekend.
Among other things, he claimed that Trump had inherited a good economy from the "Obama / Biden administration, just as he inherited the rest of his life" – a beard that sparked applause the strongest in his speech.
The president's tweet also seemed to make fun of Biden for his recent comments claiming that Beijing was not a competitor for the United States.
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Biden, earlier this month, said China was "not a competition for us," drawing criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
"No other nation can take us, including China," Biden said later. "I've been criticized for saying that. I spent so much time with [Chinese President] Xi Jinping, like any other world leader. "
In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Trump criticized Biden's stance on China.
"He says China is not one of our competitors," Trump said of Biden. "China is one of our big competitors, they want to conquer the world, OK?"
Trump raised tariffs on China and said during the interview that she "is totally murdered".