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Joe Biden: My VP Pick Needs To Be Able To Be President ‘Because I’m An Old Guy’

By  Ryan Saavedra
   DailyWire.com
MARION, IOWA - JANUARY 27: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the Prairie Hill Pavilion January 27, 2020 in Marion, Iowa. In a what appears to be a neck-and-neck race, Biden is ahead of rival candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by 6 points in a USA Today/Suffolk University poll but is running behind Sanders by 8 points according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, both polls of likely Iowa caucus-goers conducted at about the same time.
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Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Tuesday that it is important that whoever he selects to be his vice president, assuming he secures his party’s nomination, is able to be president because he is “an old guy.”

“I can think of at least eight women, at least four or five people of color, that I think are totally qualified to be vice president of the United States,” Biden said. “But for me, it has to be demonstrated that whoever I pick is two things.”

“One, is capable of being president, because I’m an old guy,” Biden said as the crowd laughed. “No, I’m serious. Look, thank God I’m in great health, I work out, no I’m serious, you know I work out every morning. I’m in good shape.”

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With his remarks, Biden played right into President Donald Trump’s nickname for him, “Sleepy Joe Biden,” suggesting the “very slow” and “exhausted” candidate is running out of energy.

A review of Trump’s Twitter account shows that Trump has referred to Biden using the nickname dozens of times.

Here are a few examples:

  • April 25, 2019: “Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”
  • April 27, 2019: “The Democratic National Committee, sometimes referred to as the DNC, is again working its magic in its quest to destroy Crazy Bernie Sanders for the more traditional, but not very bright, Sleepy Joe Biden. Here we go again Bernie, but this time please show a little more anger and indignation when you get screwed!”
  • April 29, 2019: “Pittsburgh jobless rate hits lowest point since the early 1970s (maybe even better than that) and Sleepy Joe just had his first rally there. Fact is, every economic aspect of our Country is the best it has ever been!”
  • May 12, 2019: “China is DREAMING that Sleepy Joe Biden, or any of the others, gets elected in 2020. They LOVE ripping off America!”
  • June 28, 2019: “I am in Japan at the G-20, representing our Country well, but I heard it was not a good day for Sleepy Joe or Crazy Bernie. One is exhausted, the other is nuts – so what’s the big deal?”
  • July 11, 2019: “When I ultimately leave office in six years, or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding), they will quickly go out of business for lack of credibility, or approval, from the public. That’s why they will all be Endorsing me at some point, one way or the other. Could you imagine having Sleepy Joe Biden, or Alfred E. Newman or a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas (1/1024th), as your President, rather than what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!”
  • October 6, 2019: “The Biden family was PAID OFF, pure and simple! The fake news must stop making excuses for something that is totally inexcusable. Sleepy Joe said he never spoke to the Ukrainian company, and then the picture came out where he was playing golf with the company boss and Hunter and by the way, I would LOVE running against 1% Joe Biden – I just don’t think it’s going to happen. Sleepy Joe won’t get to the starting gate, & based on all of the money he & his family probably “extorted,” Joe should hang it up. I wouldn’t want him dealing with China & U!”
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