Joe's fighting talk for sick f**k Trump: Biden unleashes on GOP rival during ... trends now
President Joe Biden unleashed on Donald Trump during a fundraiser in Nevada on Sunday, indicating he's considered punching his Republican rival and noting he has to 'hold his Irish temper' around him.
The fighting words came as Biden talked about Trump's reported comments that fallen American soldiers were 'suckers' and 'losers,' growing angry as he brought up his late son Beau, who served in the Delaware National Guard in Iraq, before he died in 2015.
'I have to hold my Irish temper. I'm glad I wasn't with him. I'm not sure what I would've done. He said they're all suckers and losers,' Biden said of Trump.
Biden then raised his voice and sounded angry as he referred to his late son: 'My son was not a sucker nor were any of yours. Who does this guy think he is talking about Americans?'
President Joe Biden arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon
The president was speaking to a small group of wealthy donors in Henderson, Nevada, which is about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas when he issued his fighting words.
He has grown more forceful in recent weeks when he talks about Trump. And Sunday's talk included a more personal side for Biden, talking about his late son.
His words also indicated what he thinks of Trump as reports came out that Biden refers to the former president as a 'sick f***' in conversations with his close aides and longtime friends, Politico reported.
Biden specifically on Sunday referred to a time in 2018, when Trump was president and reportedly didn't want to visit a cemetery near Paris for Americans who fought and died in World War I because it was filled with 'suckers' and 'losers,' his chief of staff at the time claimed. Trump has denied that.
In his forceful and animated comments at Sunday's fundraiser, Biden repeated his charges that Trump is a threat to democracy.
He also referred to Trump as 'Donald Hoover Trump' (a Herbert Hoover reference) and attacked his record on jobs, as well as Trump's comments hoping for a recession while Biden was still in office.
'It sounds unbelievable, un-American, that a sitting — that a former president seeking the office is hoping for a recession,' Biden said.
The Biden campaign sees Trump, who is leading the polls for the GOP nomination, as their rival in the 2024 general election, setting up a grudge match between the two men.
Polls show a rematch to be at a statical tie and many other surveys show voters would like an alternative choice to either man.
Biden was in Nevada to court black voters as polls show his support is diminishing among that community.
He met with black leaders, according to his campaign, and held a get-out-the-vote rally in a traditionally black neighborhood outside Vegas' famous strip.
Then-President Donald Trump at the American Cemetery of Suresnes, outside Paris, on November 11, 2018
President Joe Biden at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Sunday
Courting black voters has been the theme of Biden's three-day trip to the West Coast.
The president was in Los Angeles on Saturday night to court the same voting bloc, meeting with black entertainment leaders who were in town for the Grammys.
Biden's stop in Nevada comes as the state wraps up early voting for the presidential preference primary. Election Day for the primary is Tuesday, Feb. 6. The president last visited Nevada in December.
Biden faces only token opposition in Nevada's primary, similarly to what he faced in South Carolina's primary on Saturday, where he won with 97% of the vote.
He visited the historic Westside, an area northwest of the Las Vegas casino 'strip,' where black Americans founded their own casinos and clubs about 100 years ago because of segregation.
Biden narrowly beat Trump in Nevada by 33,596 votes, or less than 3%, in 2020, and opinion polls show a rematch between the two men, which seems likely in 2024, would be just as close.
Tuesday's Republican and Democratic primary also gives voters the options to vote for 'None of these candidates.'