President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at former President Barack Obama and former vice president Joe Biden after they claimed in a New York Times interview that Trump is not running again.
“I’m getting tired of the Democrats wasting their time, wasting their money,” Trump said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“I mean, the Democrats, they don’t care about me.
They don’t want to even get to know me.
So I’m not even running for reelection, I’m running for a lot of other things.”
Obama said on the CBS program “Face the Nation” on Sunday that Trump “should be ashamed of himself.”
“When I first started in the White House, I was one of the top 10 recipients of presidential and vice presidential awards.
I’ve gotten over 50.
I haven’t been on the cover of Time Magazine, but I’ve got the cover,” Obama said.
“The fact that you’re telling me I’m wasting my time and wasting your money is pretty pathetic.”
“But then, when you become president, and you start talking about running for office again, that’s when it starts,” Obama added.
“If you want to go to war, you’ve got to run for office.
And I don’t even think it matters if you’re president or vice president.
The fact that they’re saying you’re wasting your time, I think is a pretty bad sign.”
The former president said he thinks Trump will run again, but that “I think it’s a good idea to get out there and let people know that we are going to fight for them.”
The Times interview with Biden comes days after Trump, in a tweet, attacked Biden’s claim that he is not seeking re-election.
“He is not going to run again,” Trump tweeted.
“You will see!”
Biden, a former governor of Delaware, said he’s running again in 2020 because of a lack of support from his fellow Democrats.
“When the election is over, the only thing I will ask of President Biden is to be a friend,” Biden said on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”
“That’s all I want from him.
That’s all he will ever ask of me.
I don’ think he ever will ask me.
He has been a friend for over 20 years.
He’s been an outstanding president.”
Obama, who also was elected in 2008, said his former boss has been “a terrific president” and a “wonderful commander-in-chief.”
“The president has done a tremendous job.
He is a great president, he is a very good commander- in-chief,” Obama told “Meet The Press.”