On Friday, President Trump took to social media to bestow Democrat 2020 opponent Joe Biden with a new nickname, “SleepyCreepy Joe,” in reference to his allegations of inappropriate physical conduct against the former Vice President.
Trump has previously referred to Biden as “Sleepy Joe,” while noting that, of his would-be Democrat opponents in the upcoming election, Biden remains his most fierce competition.
Looks to me like it’s going to be SleepyCreepy Joe over Crazy Bernie. Everyone else is fading fast!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2019
The president’s Friday remarks also made note of Bernie Sanders, another Democrat competitor who Trump dubbed “Crazy Bernie,” speculating that Biden would eventually defeat Sanders and secure the Democratic Party’s nomination.
Since making his campaign announcement in late April, Biden and Trump have traded barbs repeatedly, with Trump announcing, “Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign.”
Some Democrats somehow found a way to see the nickname as “racist.”
Between”SleepyCreepy Joe” and asserting that he’s your favorite, Trump is really leaning in on the racist uncle vibe. https://t.co/eUeR6cGfNu
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) May 10, 2019
Trump supporters were mostly entertained.
SleepyCreepy Joe…🤭🤣🤣🤣 That’s my President!! pic.twitter.com/JAjMSjCvW9
— Adam B. Wade (@Wadeab) May 10, 2019
— J. Dobson (@JayTheTalker200) May 10, 2019
SleepyCreepy Joe 🤣🤣 Please keep name ❤ pic.twitter.com/eWYExsAGzE
— Chisaki ちさき (@_Chisaki_1) May 10, 2019