Former Vice President Joe Biden chose a nickname for President Trump at a fundraiser over the weekend, labeling him a "clown."

The 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner was asked about Trump's habit of bestowing nicknames on his political opponents, which now includes calling Biden "Sleepy Joe."

"There’s so many nicknames I’m inclined to give this guy. You can just start with clown," Biden said, according to Politico.

The former Delaware senator said he believes Trump uses the nicknames to avoid discussing issues and that he wants to avoid a "mud wrestling match" with Trump. 

Responding on "Outnumbered," Democrat Jessica Tarlov said Biden is doing well so far, noting donations to Bernie Sanders' campaign have been "halved" since Biden entered the race last week.

"I think it's a conversation revolving around elect-ability, who is best equipped to beat Trump," she said. 

In a op-ed, David Avella - a guest on "Outnumbered" Monday - predicted Biden will "lose early, and lose big" in the race for the nomination. 

Avella said Biden "had a case to make" in 2016, but he believes the Democratic Party is looking for the "complete opposite" of Trump this time around. He said the race will turn "nasty" in the coming months and Biden will be hurt by liberals viewing him as the "establishment" choice. 

He wrote:

Democrats lose when they go with the establishment candidate. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama ran as outsiders who up-ended their party’s power structure by defeating the party insiders’ candidate(s). If you are the perceived flag-bearer of the Democratic establishment and are compared to the creepy uncle with a problem for respecting personal space while you are also the candidate who is on record praising Robert E. Lee, how much more fodder can you give your Democratic primary opponents? For 2020 Democrats, it is hard to imagine them concluding this to be the sharp contrast to President Trump they will demand.

Watch the full discussion above. 

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