Biden on Trump: 'Sleepy Joe is going to wake him up really quickly'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump knocks Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' in new video Giuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry MORE jabbed at President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE in an interview that aired on Tuesday, invoking Trump's "Sleepy Joe" nickname. 

"Well, let me tell you, Sleepy Joe is going to wake him up really quickly because none of this changes as long as he's president of the United States of America," Biden said according to an excerpt from an interview with Noticias Telemundo. 

Trump, who predicted last week that Biden will be the Democratic nominee, branded the former vice president as "Sleepy Joe" earlier this year.


Biden went on to slam Trump's rhetoric on race, religion and ethnicity, saying it was not representative of the U.S. 

"This fomenting hate, this talk about how in fact there are good people and a whole — and pitting us against one another based on our race, our religion, our ethnic background. That's not America. It's not who we are," he continued.

The comments come as Trump's previous rhetoric, including on immigration, has come under fire in the wake of the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting last weekend.

The suspected gunman in the El Paso shooting allegedly wrote a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto before the attack, which described fears of a Latino “invasion."

While Trump has called for the country to "condemn bigotry, hatred and white supremacy," his critics say some of the blame for a rise in hate-driven violence lies with him.