'I like Joe:' Bernie Sanders offers measured criticism of Biden in Iowa

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden disagree on a central issue Is removing Trump enough

In the past, Sanders has derided what he calls "identity politics" - which he describes as candidates who say things like "I'm a Latina, vote for me!" but not those who proclaim that they're from the "white working class" - and began his campaign complaining that his opponents want candidates "who are black or white, who are black or Latino or woman or gay, regardless of what they stand for".

But Biden, who recently announced he's running for president in 2020, also said he's wary of getting into a "mud wrestling match" with Trump.

"There's so many nicknames I'm inclined to give this guy".

In criticizing Republican efforts to adopt more stringent voting rules, including identification requirements and curtailing early voting hours, Biden recalled the racial segregation laws of the past.

And he mocked President Donald Trump, calling him a "clown".

At a private fundraiser on Saturday night in Columbia, South Carolina, Mr Biden told several dozen donors that "at least 14 world leaders" have called him during Mr Trump's tenure expressing unease.

A donor urged the former vice president to respond with his own nicknames for Trump, but Biden said he'd aim to keep discourse at a higher level. "The presidency is an office that requires some dignity".

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While Sanders is steadily injecting differences with Biden into the bloodstream of the 2020 presidential campaign - on trade agreements, the Iraq War and Wall Street policy - he is hardly screaming it from the rafters.

Trump regularly assigns derogatory nicknames to political foes. "It is very, very hard, but clearly they are a threat to the planet", Sanders said.

Avella said Biden "had a case to make" in 2016, but he believes the Democratic Party is looking for the "complete opposite" of Trump this time around.

She said Trump then "turns around two weeks later and says, "We're all good on this"?"

"I spoke about it as something that we all need to be thinking about and asking our elected representatives about", O'Rourke said of how he talked about impeachment previously.

"Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe", Trump tweeted on April 25.

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