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 TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE on Friday hit both former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage The Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' report | Climate change erases millennia of cooling: study | Senate nixes proposal limiting Energy Department's control on nuclear agency budget Sanders calls for social distancing, masks and disinfection on planes as flights operate at full capacity Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate 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 HarrisSenators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP 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.