Biden: If Trump doesn't have a racist bone 'that means he has no bones'

Biden: If Trump doesn't have a racist bone 'that means he has no bones'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Moulton says Biden would make 'fantastic president' MORE said this week that if President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE doesn't have a racist bone in his body, the president must have "no bones.”

ABC News's Molly Nagle asked Biden about a Tuesday tweet in which Trump wrote, "I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” The tweet followed outrage over statements Trump made about four progressive congresswomen of color, telling them to "go back" to other countries.

"That means he has no bones," Biden responded.

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Asked about most Republicans not voting Tuesday night to condemn the recent remarks by Trump, Biden said the party has "lost its nerve."

"I don’t believe that the vast majority of Republicans in the Congress feel this way, but right now he owns the Republican Party.”

The vote was largely split along partisan lines, with four Republicans and Independent Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashLawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar House Democrats targeting six more Trump districts for 2020 Sanford headed to New Hampshire amid talk of challenge to Trump MORE (Mich.) joining Democrats in calling the president's tweets racist. 

Biden is among more than two dozen people competing for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination. He has been the front-runner in most major polls.