Former Vice President urges donors to pony up immediately…
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Shortly after officially launching his bid for the presidency, former Vice President Joe Biden called his top donors and said his candidacy was a “duty,” and that world leaders “beg” him to beat President Donald Trump to “save the world.”
Biden called his top allies on Wednesday and urged them to start fundraising on his behalf, according to Politico.
“The money’s important. We’re going to be judged by what we can do in the first 24 hours, the first week,” he reportedly said. “People think Iowa and New Hampshire are the first test,” Biden said. “It’s not. The first 24 hours. That’s the first test. Those [early states] are way down the road. We’ve got to get through this first.”
The former vice president said he “hates” to discuss fundraising, but noted that he felt duty-bound to enter the Democratic primary field.
“I get calls from people all over the world — world leaders are calling me — and they’re almost begging me to do this, to save the country, save the world,” he reportedly said.
One of the participants in the conversation told Politico that Biden’s comment wasn’t about a messiah complex, but rather it was a reminder that the rest of the world wants the Democratic Party to defeat Trump.
Trump slammed Biden, who is the leading Democratic candidate in the polls, saying the 76-year-old former vice president is “making me look very young” by comparison.
“I look at Joe, I don’t know about him,” he said of Biden, who attacked Trump’s character and controversial performance in office when he announced his candidacy.
“I would never say anyone is too old, but I know they’re all making me look very young both in terms of age and I think in terms of energy.”