President Donald J. Trump welcomed Joe Biden to the race for president this morning via his favorite social media site, Twitter. The tweet went out a couple of hours after Biden officially announced he was entering the race for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination for president.
Biden made a campaign announcement video and released it in the early morning of April 25. Biden framed the 2020 race as a “battle for the soul of this nation.”
“The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America, America, is at stake,” Biden said in the video.
He may be right. Experts have been warning that Democrat Party virtues and values are straying so far left that they are bordering on socialism.
Yet, in his 2019 State of the Union Address, President Trump vowed, “We are born free and we will stay free … America will never be a socialist country.”
In his tweet, President Trump warned Biden that the race “will be nasty” and Biden would 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!”
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
Some are guessing who the “people who truly have some very sick and demented ideas” are that he is talking about. Are they political journalists and pundits giving nonstop heavily biased commentary—the very people the president has endured the last two years?
This isn’t the first time Joe Biden has run for president, which may be why the president was prompted to say he hopes Biden has the intelligence to wage a successful primary campaign. Biden joined the presidential race twice before, unsuccessfully.
“Long in doubt”? Well, Biden first ran in 1988, and most recently in 2008, where he withdrew after finishing in fifth place in the January Iowa Caucus. So, there has been doubt for a long time as to whether Biden can become POTUS.
But the president is giving Biden the benefit of the doubt anyhow.
Although Biden has never won a primary election, the president foresees Biden being a potential challenger in the 2020 primary election. President Trump tweeted on April 16, “I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run …”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2019
The president also retweeted GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s tweet imploring Americans not to let Biden “take us backwards!”
If Joe Biden wants to keep score:
In 8 years, Biden & Obama had a net loss of 193,000 manufacturing jobs.
In just over 2 years, @realDonaldTrump has created 453,000 manufacturing jobs.
Don’t let Biden take us backwards!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 25, 2019