The Democrat field is up to 20 – and a weirder collection of extremists has rarely been seen.
President Trump seems confident enough to select his preferred 2020 opponent – and he seemed to do just that, by endorsing front-runner Joe Biden, albeit not without throwing some major shade at Uncle Joe.
He did so on Twitter, writing:
Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2019
So much to unpack here.
First, Trump obviously sees Biden as the adult in the room among Dems – but that’s a very slight compliment. Trump immediately switched to what he does best, naming Biden “Sleepy Joe” and insulting his intelligence – an assessment that Biden promptly confirmed by immediately making gaffes after his campaign launch.
Trump is nobody’s fool – he’s ready to take all comers, including Biden.