Trump: Mueller made Biden 'look like a dynamo'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE took aim at former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE and Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Harris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle MORE late Thursday, renewing his criticism of the former vice president's age while suggesting that Mueller's appearance before House lawmakers on Wednesday made Biden look like a "dynamo."

“Sleepy Joe is OK, but he’s fading; I think he’s fading fast," Trump said of Biden's 2020 presidential campaign in an interview with Fox News's Sean HannitySean Patrick HannitySunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Cruz: Trump should nominate a Supreme Court justice next week Ex-Pence aide: Trump spent 45 minutes of task force meeting 'going off on Tucker Carlson' instead of talking coronavirus MORE. "The only good thing about Mueller is that it made Joe Biden look like a dynamo.”


Trump's remarks came in his first interview since Mueller appeared before the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees to testify on his more than 400-page report, which detailed his investigation into Russia's election interference and possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

Mueller's performance in his back-to-back hearings drew widespread criticism among those who questioned his grasp of his own investigation.

While many Democrats publicly praised his testimony before the House panels, some privately expressed a sense of disappointment in Mueller's at times shaky performance.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt" and sought to cast doubt on the report's findings. Mueller did not charge Trump with obstruction, but has asserted repeatedly that the president was not exonerated by his investigation.

Trump, meanwhile, has sought to undermine Biden's endurance as a top-tier presidential contender, casting the former vice president as "sleepy."

The president on Thursday also went after other leading presidential contenders, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDimon: Wealth tax 'almost impossible to do' CNN's Don Lemon: 'Blow up the entire system' remark taken out of context Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersOutrage erupts over Breonna Taylor grand jury ruling Dimon: Wealth tax 'almost impossible to do' Grand jury charges no officers in Breonna Taylor death MORE (I-Vt.). 

“You have Elizabeth Warren, formerly known as Pocahontas — and I’m sure that’ll come out because that’s a tough thing for her to withstand, I believe, because her whole life is a fake,” he said, referring to her past claims to Native American ancestry. 

“Bernie looks like to me like he’s fading,” he added of the 77-year-old Vermont senator, before saying that Sanders gave up his chance to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination after losing to then-candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida The Hill's Campaign Report: Presidential polls tighten weeks out from Election Day More than 50 Latino faith leaders endorse Biden MORE in 2016.