President Donald Trump coined a new nickname for former Vice President Joe Biden in a tweet Friday morning.
Trump referred to the former vice president as “SleepyCreepy Joe,” and predicted that Biden would win the Democratic nomination. (RELATED: Pelosi Defends Biden Amid #MeToo Allegations)
Looks to me like it’s going to be SleepyCreepy Joe over Crazy Bernie. Everyone else is fading fast!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2019
“Looks to me like it’s going to be SleepyCreepy Joe over Crazy Bernie,” Trump said. “Everyone else is fading fast!”
Trump’s nickname was likely a reference to the several women who have accused Biden of touching them inappropriately.
Since entering the crowded Democratic field last month, Biden has used his name recognition and connection to former President Barack Obama to open up a wide lead in several recent polls. (RELATED: New Poll Shows Biden Way Out In Front, Warren On The Rise Too)
This week’s morning consult poll showed Biden garnering 40% of the vote in a field that currently has over 20 candidates vying for the party’s nomination. The next closest competitor was Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who garnered 19% of the vote. No other candidates cracked double digits.
Biden’s recent surge is a major change from polling that occurred in the months leading up to his campaign launch. While Biden had been at or near the top of most polls, the gap was a lot narrower before he officially announced.
A poll released last month showed Sanders leading the field in New Hampshire, 12 points ahead of Biden who placed second. Biden officially entered the race days later in a video posted to his Twitter account.