Biden's wishful Trump thinking
April 19th, 2011
04:52 PM ET
12 years ago

Biden's wishful Trump thinking

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden hopes real estate mogul Donald Trump tops the 2012 Republican presidential ticket.

At a fundraiser in Ohio, Biden said the next election will highlight the different visions between the Democratic and Republican parties.

"This is not your father's Republican Party," Biden said according to a pool report. "The Republicans this time are totally, and I don't mean this in a pejorative sense, are out of the closet. They are laying out for the first time what they are for and how they think they are going to deal with the problem. That's a debate I can hardly wait for – hopefully with Donald Trump."

Trump, star of "Celebrity Apprentice," has publically flirted with a bid for the White House.

Biden, who was in Cleveland to support Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, said the upcoming debate about the budget and economy will translate into "things as simple as bumper stickers and as profound as the future of the country."

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Joe Biden
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. gt

    better be careful what you wish for.....

    April 19, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  2. kimberly

    Like most Democrats, I hope to GOD that Trump does run! The ONLY Republican I fear is Romney, he is not a know nothing ignorant fool like palin, trump, bachmann and polenty...He is in NO WAY someone I want in the white house, but like I said, he is the only one I think that can give Obama a run for his money. I dont think Romney would win, but I think it would take up too much of Obamas time campaigning. If this moron trump or palin or huckabee or paul, or ANY of the others wins, then President Obama wont have to really campaign. It wouldnt be a real race.

    April 19, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. Sebastian

    Trump said he'd spend $600M of his own money to run for president. Donnie doesn't HAVE $600M in liquid (CASH & negotiable securities) and no FOOL is going to contribute to a Trump campaign so that "The Donald" can screw them out of their money as he has bragged about doing to Kadhafi and others.

    Trump can't win and would NEVER risk $600M of his net worth (if he could put his hands on it) on the folly of running for President - a job that pays $400K per year.

    The bulk of Trump's net worth is in real estate. In the wake of the financial collapse, I'm willing to bet those property assesments have DROPPED like a STONE. So, not only is Trump's money not liquid, I'll bet his self-stated Net Worth is overly inflated.

    April 19, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  4. MJ

    If only we could keep Biden awake during a major "speech" and put tape over his "potty mouth" when he is lucid. Do these so-called "Leaders" have any plans to major problems – Gas, Jobs, Debt, or do they just keep degrading anyone (BIOB) they can for the huge mistakes they have made over the last 2 years..

    April 19, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    and no FOOL is going to contribute to a Trump campaign so that "The Donald" can screw them out of their money as he has bragged about doing to Kadhafi and others
    I beg to differ. If they gave it, and continue to give it to Flailin' Palin, they will give it to Trump.
    Remember for these folks it is PARTY over COUNTRY, and defeating the President.
    They'd give their money to the Klan if they thought that....oh, but wait.....

    April 19, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  6. Just Me

    Oh geee!! It's a toss up for me. We have two clowns in Palin and Trump. The question I have to figure out is who would be more entertaining. I'm leaning towads Trump since Tina Fey is pregnant and probably would not be around to give us the laughs like the last election. Furthermore, Palins 15 minutes is down to 15 seconds, and Trump's ego is in serious need of a major deflation. It would be great if they both end up on the Republican ticket. Now that will be fun. 🙂

    April 19, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. a little sad

    I am mostly concerned that this group of loonies are just a side show to clear a path for a third Bush presidency.

    Jeb steps into the race as the voice of reason.

    April 19, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    Joe is just hoping he doesn't have to debate Sarah Palin again. She kicked his petutti last time. He was pathetic with the issues. He just doesn't get it, even after decades in Washington. Maybe that's part of his problem.

    April 19, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  9. Mikey

    @ MJ – The GOP said when they had control of the House of Representatives they would make jobs their number one priority. What have they done so far? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on that front.... and please don't give my your lame trickle down reduce taxes BS. It's simply that and nothing more. Reagan did it and we had the recession of 90-92 after 12 years of Reagan-Bush. Bush II did it and we are living with that result right now. When else did we apply economics like that? How about the 1920's? Every heard of the Great Depression?

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS BILLS ??????????????

    April 19, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The Republicans this time are totally, and I don't mean this in a pejorative sense, are out of the closet.
    Yes Mr. Vice President. The RethugliKKKlans loaned their sheets to the Tea Baggers; the Tea Baggers passed them down to the Birthers. By this time everyone decided that it was too damned hot to wear sheets and hoods,and they could get away with stripping them off and doing their misdeeds bare-faced. Who, after all, would DARE call them out for what they were?

    April 19, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Trump was stumped on the abortion question but I think it was more like a surprise for him asking himself "what do they know that I don't want them to know", Trump will find out if he runs there will be a lot of personal things that he thought were hidden that will come out, ask Palin.

    April 19, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ...I sincerely believe we haven't seen the GOP presidential frontrunner....yet. I hope to God it is NOT Jeb Bush.
    It could be Hunstman.
    These clowns they currently have in the lineup are just a distraction. God knows they're not good for anything else.

    April 19, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Four and The Door:

    I saw someone being a merciful gentleman with someone who was woefully unprepared, and way, wayyyyyyyy beyond her league.

    Funny how you guys translate that into a perceived weakness.
    Now had it been me instead of Joe, I would've given her the a$$-whipping she so richly deserved and had coming to her. That would've taught her to stay in the trailer park from whence she came. Capisce?

    April 19, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |

    OK you wacked out loony lib Dems, sing along with your brother Biteme: "...if I only had a brain."

    April 19, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Claudia, Houston, Tx
    Truth be told Claudia, he was stumped because of the nebulous and circumventing way the question was posed. It would've taken a Glen Beck to connect those dots!
    He was set-up...but the arrogant turd deserved a little 'trip-up'!

    April 19, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  16. Me

    Trump/Palin 2012 The "You're Fired/I Quit" ticket.

    April 19, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  17. Jolene

    Government is not just another business. They are two different beasts. Biden, Boehner, Obama, etc. never claimed they could run a business well, why does Trump think so of government? Business if for profit in our system; government is for the "welfare of the people." To equate the two is foolishness and immature.

    April 19, 2011 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    I knew I liked Joe! Trump would be almost as good as Palin or Bachman. What do you think is hiding in his closet that he thinks won't come out?

    April 19, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  19. fayse

    The GOP has nothing, no platform (other than hate speech & lies) no viable candidate and America will not allow the extreme right wing Tea Party to elect our President.
    Obama / Biden 2012

    April 19, 2011 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  20. EJ in Tacoma

    I can hardly wait to see who the the Republican nominee will be! This is battle royal! Can you see the white house turned into one giant gambling Casino Royall! No holds bar, no limits!

    April 19, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  21. Steve- Illinois

    Trump may have little chance to be elected President, a debate with Biden? You can't be serious! Trump will eat Biden for lunch! I hope Trump does run. If he does, the rest of them, including Obama, will be forced to answer some very tough questions! Won't be all fluff ball questions this time around! Gonna be fun to watch!!!!!

    April 19, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  22. Indy

    Trump has been running for President for 25 years now, is this the year we are suppose to believe him ?

    April 19, 2011 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  23. Albo58

    Biden may not know it, but he and his inept boss will actually have to defend their performance to the American taxPayers so even an OJ jury would find them guilty of being incompetent!

    April 19, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |