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 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 said this week that if President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' 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 AmashOvernight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall House votes to send impeachment articles to Senate Amash: Trump claim about US embassy threats 'seems to be totally made up' 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.