Biden calls Boris Johnson 'a physical and emotional clone' of Trump

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPrivacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus Trump crowd chants 'lock her up' about Omar as president warns of refugees in Minnesota MORE on Thursday called British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a "physical and emotional clone" of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse Privacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus MORE while speaking at a fundraiser after hearing news of Johnson's Conservative Party winning a majority in Parliament.

The Democratic presidential candidate also said that Johnson was able to win because the rival Labour Party had moved too far left. 

"Boris Johnson is winning in a walk,” Biden said Thursday, predicting that headlines would say, “Look what happens when the Labour Party moves so, so far to the left. It comes up with ideas that are not able to be contained within a rational basis quickly.”

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“You’re also going to see people saying, my god, Boris Johnson, who is kind of a physical and emotional clone of the president, is able to win,” Biden added. 

Biden has positioned himself as a more centrist candidate, different from other front-runners such as Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats say Biden survived brutal debate — and that's enough The Hill's Morning Report - Fight night: Trump, Biden hurl insults in nasty debate Trump, Biden clash over health care as debate begins MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren slams Trump over Proud Boys comments Ocasio-Cortez, Warren pull out of New Yorker Festival amid labor dispute The Hill's Morning Report - Fight night: Trump, Biden hurl insults in nasty debate MORE (D-Mass.), who are part of the Democratic Party's progressive wing. 

The former vice president made the comments during a South San Francisco fundraiser hosted by technology entrepreneur Jon Fisher and clothing boutique owner Darla Fisher, who are married. 

About 40 donors attended the event held at South San Francisco’s National Bioskills Laboratories.

Biden is among the top contenders in the crowded Democratic presidential field, consistently polling in the top spot in the run up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.