“I don’t see Joe Biden as a threat, no I don’t see him as a threat. I think he’s only a threat to himself,” Trump said as he departed the White House for a two-day trip that will include a visit to the California-Mexico border.
Trump was asked about a doctored video tweeted by Trump that mocks Biden, and whether he was the right messenger to criticize Biden’s behavior. “I think I’m a very good messenger and people got a kick out of it. He’s going through a situation. Let’s see what happens but people got to kick, we got to smile a little bit, right?”
Earlier this week, in a speech to a fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee earlier this week, Trump twice alluded to the allegations from two women that are hanging over Biden as he weighs whether to enter the contest to become the Democratic candidate in November 2020 presidential elections.
Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama and had a long career in the Senate before that. He had been expected to announce his bid for the Democratic primary race this month and has led the large field of Democratic hopefuls in opinion polls.
Trump struggled during his 2016 run for office with multiple accusations of unwanted sexual contact from women, particularly after videotaped remarks emerged of Trump bragging about groping women.
(Production: Labib Nasir)