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Trump slams Biden’s ‘mental capacity’

President Trump on Friday said former Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t “have what it takes” to become president.

“It means mental capacity, it means a lot of different things,” the president said in a phone call interview with Fox News. 

{mosads}The president predicted the Democratic nomination for president was between the three current front-runners: Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Trump said he’d “love” to run against any of them.

Trump said former President Obama took Biden “off the trash heap” when he made him his running mate. “I used to call him 1 percent Joe because he never got more than 1 percent,” Trump said. 

He referred to Warren as “Pocahontas” and said Sanders isn’t doing well in the race. A Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday showed both Biden and Sanders with double-digit leads among registered voters in a hypothetical match-up against Trump.

Trump additionally went on to call the idea that South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is surging in some polls, might become the nominee a “joke.” He also mentioned Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), saying “I don’t see Kamala.”

— Updated at 9 a.m.

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