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Joe Biden Ready to Take on Donald Trump in Deficit Debate

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Bring on the Donald!

Those fighting words were uttered by none other than Vice President Joe Biden, who was speaking at a fundraising event in Cleveland Tuesday for Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.

In lockstep with President Obama, Biden suggested that the Republican way of dealing with the runaway budget deficit is not in synch with the White House, or what's good for the American people.

Biden, who promised to keep his remarks under ten minutes but spoke for more than 25, said Republicans "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."

The real estate mogul and reality TV host has lately become the face of the GOP as he mulls a run for the GOP presidential nomination.

Meanwhile, Biden, in a tongue-in-cheek moment, said he hoped Americans at the top of the earning scale were enjoying Bush-era tax cuts because "those tax cuts for the next 10 years, every year, are going to cost us."

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