Trump calls Biden ‘bad guy’: ‘Don’t feel badly for him’

Former President Trump said that people should not feel bad for President Biden as he navigates the backlash from last month’s debate.

“And, you know, somebody told me, ‘I feel sorry for him because at that debate, he was so pathetic.’ They said, ‘I feel sorry for him.’ I said, ‘Don’t feel sorry for him. He’s a bad guy. He’s [an] absolutely bad guy and he’s destroyed this country. He’s absolutely destroyed this country.’ So I said, ‘Don’t feel badly for him,’” Trump said on Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show.”

Biden has been under fire in recent weeks after a stumbling debate performance left some Democrats wondering if he is up to running for a second term. A handful of Democrats have called on him to withdraw from the race and allow someone else to step up to the plate.

Biden has reiterated that he is not exiting the race as many of his allies and Democratic leaders have rallied behind him in recent days. He has argued that he remains the best candidate to defeat the former president in November.

During a rally on Tuesday, Trump challenged Biden to another debate and to an 18-hole round of golf. In response to the challenge, the Biden campaign said the president “doesn’t have time for Donald Trump’s weird antics.”

When asked Wednesday if the choice of his running mate would be influenced if Biden is replaced by another candidate, Trump said it would not be impacted. He also said that he does not care whether he is running against Biden or a different Democrat.

“No, I don’t care if it’s him or somebody else. It’s also policy. It’s more about policy than anything else. And these radical Democrats — they’re all radical, everyone that they’re talking about is a radical left lunatic,” he said.

“And whether it’s Biden or whether it’s somebody else, I think it’s the same. They want open borders, they want all the things we just discussed and much more,” he added.

Updated at 1:45 p.m. EDT

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