Trump hits Biden, Sanders on debate: 'Not a good day for Sleepy Joe or Crazy Bernie'

 Trump hits Biden, Sanders on debate: 'Not a good day for Sleepy Joe or Crazy Bernie'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE on Friday hit both former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE (I-Vt.) over their debate performances on Thursday night.

"I am in Japan at the G-20, representing our Country well, but I heard it was not a good day for Sleepy Joe or Crazy Bernie," he tweeted. "One is exhausted, the other is nuts - so what’s the big deal?"

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday night during the second night of the first Democratic debates went after Biden's record on civil rights, bringing up his recent comments about working with segregationist senators and accusing him of working with them in the past to oppose busing black students to schools attended by mostly white students.

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Biden said that Harris “mischaracterized my position across the board.”

The president tweeted from Japan where he is meeting with world leaders at the Group of 20 summit. 

Ahead of the first Democratic debate, Biden and Sanders were front-runners in major polls. They are among the more than two dozen people vying for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination. 

But Biden struggled on Thursday night, getting hit by Harris, but also struggling to explain his position on gun control.

At one point, Biden said he did not think the National Rifle Association was the primary opponent on gun control saying the organization is “not the enemy” — a choice of words that could be difficult to digest for Democratic primary voters.

Biden made a larger argument that gun manufacturers were the main obstacles in the way of new gun control laws.

Sanders did not suffer any missteps, but also did not seem to have any particular moments that stand out as something to build on.

The next Democratic debate will take place July 30-31 in Detroit with a third debate scheduled for September.