President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Thursday morning that his “dream” opponent in 2020 would be former Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden, who considered running for president in the 2016 election, recently said he would decide if he will run in 2020 by January 2019.
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CBS News anchor Jeff Glor asked Trump about a few potential Democratic candidates, including Biden, he could end up facing in 2020. Trump said Biden would not be able to amount to much of a challenger on his own and only succeeded at becoming vice president because of his running mate, President Barack Obama.
“Let me ask you about 2020. Who do you think your Democratic opponent will be?” Glor said. “Joe Biden says he’ll make a decision by January. Tough opponent?”
“I dream about Biden. That’s a dream,” Trump said. “Look, Joe Biden ran three times; he never got more than 1 percent, and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap and everybody was shocked that he did. I’d love to have it be Biden.”
“But Biden by himself could never do anything. President Obama took him, made him vice president, and he was fine,” Trump said. “But you go back and look at how he succeeded in running when he ran two or three times, I don’t think he ever broke one. He was at the one or less level, 1 percent or less level.”
Biden, a former senator from Deleware, ran for president briefly in 1988 and again in 2008 before Obama made him his running mate.
A number of Democrats have been floated at potential contenders for the Democratic nomination in 2020. While most have dodged on questions as to whether or not they will run for president–including Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y), Elizabeth Warren (Mass), and Kamala Harris (Calif.)– they have also been working to boost their national profiles.
Of course, any conversation about Joe Biden is never complete without speaking of his many odd gropings over the years.
Let’s face it, they could only resist reality for so long.
With mountains of sexual misconduct allegations coming out almost exclusively against liberal Democrats, the tide has begun to turn as America’s leftists slowly acknowledge the immoral and deviant behavior that their party has condoned for decades.
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the left is turning on former President Bill Clinton — and even former Vice President Joe Biden — over their lewd acts with women.
Joe Biden is finally being called out in some liberal publications over his long recorded history of groping women and little girls, and Bill Clinton’s long history of rape and sexual harassment has finally gotten the attention of Democrat writers.
“As gross and cynical and hypocritical as the right’s ‘what about Bill Clinton’ stuff is, it’s also true that Democrats and the center left are overdue for a real reckoning with the allegations against him,” MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted, touching off a series of columns from typically left-wing outlets.
"Gropin'" Joe Biden & Bill "Serial Rapist" Clinton should be locked up! pic.twitter.com/3JijWgUWcH
— overpasses4America (@o4america) November 16, 2017
Let us not forget… pic.twitter.com/Sy3iQU6P1v
— overpasses4America (@o4america) July 19, 2018
And of course, the priceless collage.. pic.twitter.com/NmDMpqza6a
— overpasses4America (@o4america) July 19, 2018
The change of heart comes amid an intense focus on sexual assault and harassment that has been encouraged by immoral liberals, with allegations rocking Hollywood and East Coast media circles — including against producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Louis C.K., and MSNBC’s Mark Halperin.
The allegations have also hammered Democrat lawmakers in Washington and state capitals, with the left serving up rumors without evidence against the singular GOP sacrificial lamb, Alabama Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore.
Fortunately, all this scrutiny has revived the question of how Bill Clinton was able to stay in office for two terms, then launch a post-presidential career as one of the highest-paid public speakers and most influential elder statesmen in the world.
The answer to that is simple. Democrats are completely lacking in morals, and until this recent mass-exposure of their deviancy, they would never admit they had a problem.
During the 1990s, liberals defended Clinton against the allegations, and Hillary Clinton famously called it a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Clinton was accused by multiple other women, including Paula Jones, of sexual misconduct.
New York Times liberal columnist Michelle Goldberg wrote this week that she also believes Broaddrick and that “Democrats are guilty of apologizing for Clinton when they shouldn’t have.”
“It’s fair to conclude that because of Broaddrick’s allegations, Bill Clinton no longer has a place in decent society,” Goldberg wrote.
The New York Times published a news story as well on the potential double-standard over Clinton, noting that liberals say “it may be time to rethink their defense of the 42nd president.”
And Vox published a column titled
“Bill Clinton should have resigned.” Author Matthew Yglesias wrote that what Clinton “did to Monica Lewinsky was wrong,” and that “he should have paid the price.”
“Had he resigned in shame, we all might have made a collective cultural and political decision that a person caught leveraging power over women in inappropriate ways ought to be fired,” Yglesias wrote. “Instead, we lost nearly two decades.
A spokesperson for Bill Clinton did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. He had denied Broaddrick’s allegations through a lawyer in the ’90s.
Then there’s Biden. While the former vice president does not face the kind of allegations against Bill Clinton, he’s faced criticism over photos showing him with his hands on women — including an infamous picture of him holding the shoulders of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s wife, with his face close to her ear and hair.
This month, Biden said he would not rule out a presidential run in 2020. But now, some liberals are questioning whether Biden would be fit to be a 2020 presidential candidate in “these times.”
Columns in both the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast this week call Biden “a terrible idea” for 2020.
“Biden is the wrong guy to bear the standard of any party purporting to speak for the victims of unaccountable power,” Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Amanda Terkel wrote.
“This isn’t just based on whispers or rumors; there are so many photos and clips of Biden looming over, or massaging, or gently nuzzling, or whispering to, or kissing women and girls who don’t seem all that into it,” the Daily Beast’s Erin Gloria Ryan wrote. “Right now, a society grappling with men, power, sexual exploitation, and consent does not need Joe Biden’s highlight reel playing alongside Rep. Jackie Speier’s pledge to fight sexual harassment on the Hill.”
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July 19th, 2018