Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday. Here's how President Donald Trump, some of Biden's fellow Democratic candidates and others have responded on social media.
Joe Biden's announcement
President Donald Trump
Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty - you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2019
Presidential candidate Eric Swalwell
Presidential candidate John Delaney
Symone D. Sanders
.@JoeBiden & @DrBiden are a class act. Over the course of this campaign, Vice President Biden is going to make his case to the American ppl. He won’t always be perfect, but I believe he will get it right. PS - all stock photos aren’t created equal 😆. https://t.co/JXvgEGHaRI— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) April 25, 2019
Nate Silver (FiveThirtyEight)
Sarah Mucha (CNN)
As Biden jumps in the race, a person close to President Obama tells @jeffzeleny “...it’s unlikely that he will throw his support behind a specific candidate this early in the primary process — preferring instead to let the candidates make their cases directly to the voters.”— Sarah Mucha (@sarahmucha) April 25, 2019
GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
Joe Biden has no business running for president again.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 25, 2019
Just ask President Obama, who’s chosen *not* to endorse his right-hand man.
Biden has been losing presidential bids for decades – 2020 won’t be any different.
John Marshall (TPM)
Biden is the hardest to figure candidate in this race. Makes perfect sense and is also unsuited to the moment in almost every way imaginable.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 25, 2019
Ben Shapiro (The Daily Wire)
Biden's video suggests that he wants to run Hillary's 2016 "scold Trump" campaign, just without Hillary. It might work. Hillary was wildly unpopular. Then again, the economy is good and Biden is a gaffe machine.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 25, 2019