True to his style, Vice President Joe Biden delivered some shoot-from-the-hip advice to President-elect Donald Trump.
"Grow up, Donald. Grow up," he told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff in an interview Thursday. "Time to be an adult."
Biden didn’t pull any punches when asked about Trump’s often-vitriolic tweets, especially Thursday’s controversial Twitter post in which he called Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the “head clown” of the Democratic Party.
“You gotta do something. Show us what you have,” Biden said.
Then he told the incoming president what his new job duties would be.
"You're going to propose legislation. We're going to get to debate it. Let the public debate it, let them vote in Congress, let's see what happens," he advised.
"It's going to be much clearer what he's for and against, and what we're for and against, now that it's going to get down to actually discussing in detail these issues that affect people's lives," Biden said.
He also dismissed Trump’s refusal to accept U.S. intelligence reports that Russia engaged in cyber hacking in a bid to influence the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
“I think it's dangerous – for a president not to have confidence in, not to be prepared to listen to the myriad of intelligence agencies from defense intelligence, to the CIA, etc., is absolutely mindless. It's just mindless."
Trump’s team wasted no time in firing back.
"That's a pathetic response," New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins, who’s on Trump’s transition committee, told CNN. "I think it's beneath the office of the vice president... Donald Trump is the adult in the room."