'Let The Gaffes Begin': Watters Reacts to Possible Joe Biden 2020 Run
The Five debated whether recent remarks former Vice President Joe Biden made about President Trump are proof he is laying the groundwork for a 2020 run.
Biden previously said he would not seek the 2016 Democratic nomination while he and his family grieved the loss of his son, Joseph "Beau" Biden III, who died of cancer in 2015.
Biden told an audience that Trump is "undermining the social fabric of the nation."
"[His] rhetoric is vile and demeaning," Biden said, calling the Republicans' wave of regional losses in this week's elections proof that voters are "tired" of the president.
.@jessebwatters on @JoeBiden 2020: "He does have some natural assets against @POTUS. I think he's a straight talking guy, he appeals to blue collar working class people... but at the same time, [he] can't really fundraise and he's gonna be very old." #TheFive pic.twitter.com/LkrbYBhsAE
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Biden also called Trump's bombast "phony nationalism."
"Let the games-- let the gaffes begin," Jesse Watters said of a potential run by Biden, who recently saw the Amtrak station in his hometown of Wilmington, Del. renamed in his honor.
Watters noted that Biden has a long string of awkward or perceptibly offensive actions, including referencing the "slight Indian accents" of northeastern 7-Eleven workers.
He also mentioned Biden appearing uncomfortably close to people in photo ops - like the wife of former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter - as well as the time he told a crowd of voters in Danville, Va. that Republicans will "put you all back in chains."
"[Biden] also has the worst foreign policy instincts in a generation," Watters added.