Donald Trump lashed out at Joe Biden on Tuesday in response to the 2020 contender’s plans to call the president an “existential threat” to the country ahead of both politicians’ trip to Iowa.
Trump appeared to stoke speculation about Biden’s health and age, saying the former vice president is a “different guy” and “slower than he used to be.”
He also said Biden would be the “weakest” opponent he could face in 2020, dismissing reports that he fears Biden the most. He also labeled Biden “one percent Joe.”
“He’s failing,” trump said of Biden, pointing to polls showing his Democratic rivals gaining on him.
PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS FORMER VP BIDEN A DOO DOO HEAD pic.twitter.com/YjKRqkf059 
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 11, 2019 
He also knocked Biden’s previous presidential runs, saying “Joe never got more than one percent” but former President Barack Obama “took him off the trash heap” when he picked him as his running mate in 2008.
New Trump quotes on Biden:
"I heard Biden was a loser."
"He’s a different guy. He acts different than he used to. He looks different than he used to.”
"I think Joe is weak mentally."
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) June 11, 2019 
Sounds like Trump is worried!
Trump calls Biden "weak mentally" before heading to Iowa pic.twitter.com/DqtlRevjcV 
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) June 11, 2019