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Trump welcomes ‘Sleepy Joe’ to the Democratic primary race

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 4/25/2019 Diana Stancy Correll
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President Trump welcomed “sleepy” former Vice President Joe Biden to the Democratic primary hours after Biden unveiled a video launching his campaign.

“Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. 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!”

Joe Biden, Donald Trump are posing for a picture © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc. Biden is the latest Democrat to join the crowded Democratic primary race. He is going up against candidates including Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.

"The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America — America — is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States," Biden said in a video posted early Thursday.

Earlier this month, Trump predicted that the Democratic nominee would be “Crazy Bernie Sanders” or “Sleepy Joe Biden.”

“I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)! I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!” Trump tweeted on April 16.

Related slideshow: Joe Biden through the years (Tribune News Service)

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