Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump “just went off” after he asked a question about his potential 2020 rival, Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
“A the president was leaving for Iowa himself where he will give a speech on renewable energies and then do a campaign-style event tonight, I asked the question, Joe Biden is going to say in the speech that you and your policies represent an existential threat to this nation,” Roberts said.
“And the president just went off on Biden, calling him basically 1% Joe, not mentally very strong — wait until you hear the comments. This is a back and forth that you would not expect some 17 months out before the election.”
“You’d think it’s already down to the general election in a two-person race, because Joe Biden in a speech later on today — which we’ve got an advanced copy of the comments of what he will say in the speech — he really takes on President Trump as if they are running head-to-head in the general election,” he said.
Trump’s hate-filled rant not only included attacks on his political rivals, but he also offered effusive praises for North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
Over the course of 15 or so minutes, Trump attacked former Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the news media, even as he had warm words for authoritarian leaders with well-documented histories of human rights abuses on a mass scale.
“I would rather run against Biden than anybody. I think he’s the weakest mentally. I like running against people who are weak mentally,” the president said.
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