Trump: Mueller made Biden 'look like a dynamo'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE took aim at former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE and Joe BidenJoe BidenEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Hill Reporter Rafael Bernal: Biden tries to salvage Latino Support Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report 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 HannityTrump calls Juan Williams 'pathetic,' 'always nasty and wrong' Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Maher stands by recession remarks: 'Very worth' getting rid of Trump 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 Ann WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory 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 ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE in 2016.