President Trump is facing the largest Democratic primary field in history.
But he’s more confident than ever about his re-election chances in 2020.
And it’s all because of two words he said that left Joe Biden humiliated like never before.
The Democratic primary race for the 2020 presidential election is shaping up to be the most brutal political affair in history.
And while it’s still anyone’s game with roughly 25 candidates in the field, former Vice President Joe Biden is currently leading the pack with strong support from the party establishment.
But Biden is increasingly being compared to another Democrat who rode the establishment to the nomination only to flounder when pitted up against Donald Trump – Hillary Clinton.
The Washington Times reports, “President Donald Trump said Sunday that he’d prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won’t be the “great candidate” Hillary Clinton was in 2016.”
That’s an insult that will likely stick to Biden for a long time.
Hillary Clinton was universally mocked for blowing a race against Trump in 2016 that most political experts and pundits predicted was hers to lose.
The consensus was that Clinton would run the table against Trump, and instead, he blew her out of the water in the Electoral College, flipping states that hadn’t voted for any Republican candidate for the White House since Ronald Reagan.
And now, Trump is suggesting that Clinton was a stronger candidate than Joe Biden will ever be.
“[Hillary Clinton was] very smart. She was very tough. She was ruthless and vicious,” said Trump in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
By praising Clinton’s campaign and suggesting that Biden wouldn’t be as strong as her, Trump is humiliating Biden in a subtle way that few people would catch on to.
Trump defeated Clinton after all, and if Biden can’t run as strong of a race as she did, it means Trump is likely on the path to winning re-election for another four-year term.
“I would actually rather run against Biden” because “Sleepy Joe. He’s sleepy. She was not sleepy,” added Trump.
“That’s a nickname the president has attempted to hang on Biden for weeks, and Trump has also previously suggested that he’d prefer to face the former vice president in next year’s election. He told reporters before flying to Iowa earlier this month that Biden is ‘the weakest mentally and I like running against people that are weak mentally.’,” writes the Washington Times.
Biden remains the leader of the Democratic primary at the moment, though his standing has backslid in recent weeks as other candidates including Elizabeth Warren and others have grown in newly released polls.
Biden’s position as the leader of the primary pack remains weak, and there’s a good chance that anti-Biden forces may ultimately unite around one candidate as the primary moves forward.
If that happens, there’s a good chance that Biden won’t even have the chance to take on President Trump in the November election.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.