Biden shrugs off heckler calling him by Trump nickname 'Sleepy Joe'

While campaigning in Independence, Iowa, on the Fourth of July, 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 was confronted by a heckler who used one of President Trump's preferred nicknames for the former vice president.

A man at the Independence Day parade reportedly yelled "Sleepy Joe!" at the 2020 presidential hopeful. 

Biden, 76, asked the man if he wanted to join him in a jog. The man declined, Washington Examiner reports. Biden was running across the parade route, according to reporters at the event.


Others were cheering for Trump, though one reportedly yelled out "Where's your walker?" 

NBC's Marianna Sotomayor tweeted some at the parade chanted for "Trump" as others were chanting Biden's name.

Biden is one of 24 candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to take on Trump next year.