Donald Trump
Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015. Reuters/Brian C Frank

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed his delight over Vice President Joe Biden's decision not to run for office, thanking the VP on social media after Biden made his announcement last week.

Posting on both Instagram and Twitter, Trump also said that the vice president did the right thing. According to his post:

"I wanted to run against Hillary anyway, so I'm really happy," Trump said in his Instagram clip.

Biden said on Wednesday that he would not vie for the presidential seat because he believed there was not enough time to develop a campaign to ensure his win. Furthermore, the official said that the death of his 46-year-old son, Beau Biden, also affected his decision.

Clinton, Trump's ideal opponent, also shared her thoughts on Biden's decision via Twitter:

Meanwhile, Trump has admitted that he was surprised at his rise in popularity, including maintaining the lead in the race. For 100 consecutive days, the developer had stayed on top of the national polls.

"I didn't know it would be this quick," he told USA TODAY.

He also shared that he thinks the 2016 campaign has been following a different phase, noting that he did not completely gauge the impact attack ads by opponents and other advocacy groups would have. However, he did say that competitors have seen their support dwindle.

"You know, before, we had 17 people (running) and we were all out there fighting and I had people out there hitting me," he said.

"We're so far out in front that there's no reason to be quite the way we were, and I do want to tone it down a little bit, but at the same time I don't want to lose the energy. We have tremendous energy going for us; our campaign has tremendous energy.”

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