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Fox News reporter startled by Trump’s Biden-bashing rant: I asked him a question and he just went off

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Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts on Tuesday said President Donald Trump “just went off” after he asked a question about his potential 2020 rival, Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

“You’d think it’s already down to the general election in a two-person race, because Joe Biden in a speech later on today — which we’ve got an advanced copy of the comments of what he will say in the speech — he really takes on President Trump as if they are running head-to-head in the general election,” he said.

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“And today on the South Lawn, as the president was leaving for Iowa himself where he will give a speech on renewable energies and then do a campaign style event tonight, I asked the question, Joe Biden is going to say in the speech that you and your policies represent an existential threat to this nation,” Roberts continued.

“And the president just went off on Biden, calling him basically 1% Joe, not mentally very strong — wait until you hear the comments. This is a back and forth that you would not expect some 17 months out before the election.”

In his comments, Trump said that Biden was a “loser” who was “slower than he used to be.”

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“I would rather run against Biden than anybody. I think he’s the weakest mentally. I like running against people who are weak mentally,” the president said.

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Here’s why Trump is right — a recession would likely doom his re-election

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President Donald Trump is worried that there will be a recession before the 2020 election. For once, he is right about something.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

"The Economy is strong and good, whereas the rest of the world is not doing so well. Despite this the Fake News Media, together with their Partner, the Democrat Party, are working overtime to convince people that we are in, or will soon be going into, a Recession," Trump tweeted on Friday in a clear attempt to assuage concerns. "They are willing to lose their wealth, or a big part of it, just for the possibility of winning the Election. But it won’t work because I always find a way to win, especially for the people!"

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WATCH: Climate activists chant ‘failure of leadership’ at Tom Perez after DNC votes against climate debate

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Activists walked out of the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco after the organization voted against allowing a climate change debate during the 2020 primary.

DNC Chair Tom Perez imposed strict rules on the debates, which prevented a climate change debate from occurring. Climate activists had forced a vote, hoping to overrule the party boss.

"The Democratic Party needs the energy, motivation, and organizing capacity of young people to defeat Trump in 2020. But Tom Perez keeps shooting the party in the foot by rejecting that energy and turning it away," the Sunrise Movement said in a statement.

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DNC votes against allowing a climate change debate amongst the 2020 hopefuls

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