Donald Trump said on Sunday the entrance of current Vice President Joe Biden into the presidential race wouldn’t matter, saying it would be the same as facing Hillary Clinton.
The remarks come after Biden made an unscheduled trip to Washington, on Saturday, to secretly meet with Senator Elizabeth Warren. It is widely believe Biden approached Warren about being his running mate in the 2016 contest.
“I think they’re the same,” Trump said to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think that Hillary may be very damaged, however, George, because of the email thing. … But I don’t know, assuming she could get over that, which I just don’t know how she possibly can, but if assuming she could, I would say it would be pretty equal.”
The billionaire real estate developer and entertainer is currently leading the race for the Republican nomination. Trump also took the opportunity to knock GOP rivals Scott Walker and Jeb Bush.
“Now, the candidates that are running against me like — like Jeb Bush, he has no clue. He’s never going to be able to do anything,” said Trump. “You just looked at what’s happened with him over the years and what’s happened with — the last thing we need is another Bush.”
Trump reiterated his feeling that the former Florida governor is a “very low-energy person.”
Trump said that Bush would “never be able to” secure the U.S.-Mexico border. “I just don’t think he has the energy — you need energy for this job. You need — you can’t be soft,” Trump continued.
Trump dismissed Walker, saying he wasn’t worried about the governor of Wisconsin because his state was “really in trouble.” He also attacked his flip flopping position on birthright citizenship.
“Scott Walker has changed his mind now, because he keeps going back to his pollster, and his pollster says, ‘Oh, Trump has a good idea, oh, Trump has a bad idea, oh, no, wait a minute, Trump has a good idea,” Trump proclaimed.
Walker then appeared after Trump on “This Week,” and said Trump was “using the talking points of the Democrats” in his criticism of Wisconsin.
Trump has made border security a top issue, unveiling a plan to kick immigrants in the country illegally out of the U.S., while permitting “the good ones” to stay.
When pressed on the costs of such an undertaking, Trump replied: “It’s called good management, and it’s called great people.”