Trump Insults Belie His Long-Held Fear That Biden Could Beat Him

Former Vice President Joe Biden takes off sunglasses as he delivers the annual Harvard College Class Day address, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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President Donald Trump, who has for months kept a hawk-eyed watch on former Vice President Joe Biden, reacted quickly to Biden’s announcement video Thursday, sneeringly welcoming “Sleepy Joe” into the race.

According to Politico, Trump’s swagger is a cover for a deeper and long-festering emotion: fear.

Trump has been fretting to aides about how to beat Biden should he make it to the general election, worried that only he has a chance to trump the President in the Rust Belt, blue collar areas that were critical to his win last time.

Trump’s allies are hanging to the notion that it will never come to that, seeing Biden as far too moderate to survive the primary.

Trump’s one-track mind was not satisfied. “But what if he does?”

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  1. When Trump didn’t insult Pelosi, people said he was afraid of her.
    When he insulted Biden, people said he’s afraid of him.
    So, which one is it? Please get your thoughts straight! Provide some substances instead of guessing!

  2. You know, if we were to simply impeach the motherf***er, any nominee would have the wind and his or her backs and whack him by 8 to 10 points.

  3. Biden will probably sink himself. His planned comedy stand-up tour, featuring material from his “Touchy-Feely Harrassment” files, might play well in some venues, but overall should land with a thud.

  4. And Rump is correct in being afraid of Biden in certain areas. Aside from the fact that Rump’s approval rate is down in several “swing” States, Biden can win over people in the middle of the country in a way that Rump can’t.

  5. I did not want Joe Biden to enter the race for many reasons: primarily because I don’t think he is a good candidate. However, his opening statement was powerful and he would be a breath of fresh air compared to Mr. Trump. I’m tempted to agree with steviedee111 that Mr. Biden will probably self-destruct. However, if he can stay in the top 3 and avoid any major gaffes for the next 3 months he might have a good shot.

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