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Brad Parscale, Trump campaign manager: Biden ‘looks tired,’ doesn’t have ‘energy’ to fight Trump

May 17, 2019

President Trump’s campaign manager on Friday said Joseph R. Biden Jr., a potential 2020 foe, “looks tired” and that he doesn’t have the “energy” to keep up with the president.

“I think Biden looks tired. I don’t think he has the energy to fight this president. I want to see him up at 5 a.m. with the president and still fight [with him] at 11 p.m,” Brad Parscale, who is managing the president’s 2020 reelection campaign, said on Fox News.

“This president he wears me out,” Mr. Parscale said. “He never stops going, and he’s never stopped going since the day I started working for him, and it’s pretty amazing.”

Mr. Biden, 76, has shot to the top of the Democratic presidential field in public polling since he entered the race last month.

He also led Mr. Trump, 72, by 11 points in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up in a Fox News poll released Thursday, but Mr. Parscale downplayed the significance of national polls this early in the proceedings.

“I think as we look at the electoral college, the president is in a much better position,“Mr. Parscale said.

He said states that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016 such as New Mexico, Nevada, and New Hampshire are “a hundred percent” in play for Mr. Trump in 2020.

“If there was an election held today, I think we win Nevada and New Mexico,” Mr. Parscale said.