Will Joe Biden Run in 2020? Donald Trump Blasts Former VP as 'Weak' Opponent Who Was 'Taken off Trash Heap' by Obama

President Donald Trump lashed out at former Vice President Joe Biden this weekend, branding him "weak" when asked he could be a 2020 election candidate.

In an interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night, Trump spoke on a variety of issues, including the border wall impasse which has caused the unprecedented government shutdown. He admitted he had "no idea" if a deal could be made with top democrats.

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As the 20-minute long conversation came to an end, Trump denied he was concerned about any 2020 contenders announced so far—which includes democrats Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren. It still remains unclear if Biden, who served in the Obama administration between 2009 and 2017, would formally announce his intention to run for the role next year.

"I'm not worried," Trump told Pirro. "So far I love the competition, I love what I see. A couple of them are not running that I was hoping they were going to run.

When asked who he would like to run against the president responded: "Well, I don't want to pick anyone out. You know, a lot of people say Biden is doing OK but he was always a one percenter.

"He ran two or three times. He never got above one percent.

"And then Obama came along and took him off the trash heap and he became a vice president, and now he is probably leading. But he is basically a one percent guy, he's weak.

The president added: "We will see what happens with him but I think he is leading right now from what I understand. But I will be watching. And whoever it is, I think we are going to do just fine."

News outlet Axios reported this weekend Biden had told some high level democrats that he was "definitely" intending to run. Some teased Tuesday (Jan 15) as a possible announcement date but the website said the move was unlikely. No campaign staff had yet been hired, it reported.

As reported by CNN, Biden previously touted himself as well-qualified for the White House job.

"I'll be as straight with you as I can," Biden said during a book tour stop last December.

"I think I'm the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I've worked on my whole life."

The former VP continued: "No-one should run for the job unless they believe that they would be qualified doing the job.

"I've been doing this my whole adult life and the issues that are the most consequential relating to the plight of the middle class and our foreign policy are things that I have—even my critics would acknowledge, I may not be right, but I know a great deal about it."

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Joe Biden speaks to supporters of Senator Claire McCaskill at a 'get out the vote' rally which on October 31, 2018 in Missouri. It remained unclear if he will run for president in 2020. Scott Olson/Getty Images