Biden Campaign Too Scared to Attack Trump

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Even if Donald Trump isn’t the GOP’s final choice for the presidential nomination, President Joe Biden’s administration is gearing up to counter the policies associated with the former president in the upcoming election.

“Regardless of Trump being the candidate or not, we’ll likely face the imprint of his policies,” stated Cedric Richmond, Biden campaign co-chair, during his recent appearance on ABC’s “This Week.” “Increasingly, it appears we’ll also have to contend with his particular style and hardline stances.”

Currently, Trump leads his nearest rival by almost 40 points in the packed GOP primary, as per FiveThirtyEight’s data. However, legal complications might hamper Trump’s involvement in the 2024 election, considering the multiple charges he’s dealing with from four separate indictments.

Yet, in the inaugural Republican presidential debate, a significant number of contenders appeared to advocate for policies that Trump championed, especially concerning climate change and the U.S.-Mexico border.

“From what we observed that evening, there seems to be a shift towards the more radical segment of the Republican Party. It’s an appeal to the MAGA supporters, which is what we anticipated. Such an approach, in my opinion, doesn’t align with a broader election strategy or with the majority of American preferences,” mentioned Richmond.

“Whether the nominee is Trump or someone else, I believe it’ll echo the direction he has taken the Republican Party,” Richmond elaborated.

While Biden has to tackle primary opposition from figures like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson within the Democratic Party, he currently leads them by over 50 points, based on a recent ABC survey.