Biden and Trump: Anticipation Builds for Potential Rematch as Campaign Season Begins

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President Biden’s team is gearing up for the upcoming general-election battle, banking on increased attention on Donald J. Trump from voters. Even President Biden himself is getting involved, creating videos to mock his Republican rival’s statements.

Trump, on the other hand, is eager to contrast himself with Biden, particularly showcased during his recent visit to the Texas-Mexico border. He believes Biden faces the tougher task of convincing voters that their perceptions of the country’s condition are incorrect.

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to allow Trump to remain on the ballot, despite attempts by some states to bar him due to his involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, has kicked off a crucial period for both campaigns. Biden starts off at a disadvantage, with recent polls showing Trump leading among registered voters.

Biden and Trump (Credits: NBC News)

Concerns about Biden’s age and job performance, along with divisions within the Democratic coalition over issues like Israel, contribute to his challenges.

However, Biden also enjoys certain structural advantages, such as a significant financial lead and fewer distractions compared to Trump’s legal battles.

The Biden campaign sees this week as the start of the general election campaign and aims to clarify the choice between Biden and Trump for voters.

While Trump faces legal hurdles, his team remains confident, especially as he is expected to secure the Republican nomination soon. Meanwhile, the Biden team sees the State of the Union address as an opportunity to showcase the president’s accomplishments and outline his second-term agenda.

Both campaigns are gearing up for an intense battle, with Biden planning a series of events and opening numerous campaign offices in key battleground states.

However, Biden’s recent event in Tucson, Arizona, was marred by protests, highlighting potential challenges ahead. Despite efforts to avoid direct confrontation, both sides strategically position themselves for maximum impact.

Democrats are even welcoming increased coverage of Trump, hoping it will remind voters of his shortcomings. As the election season heats up, the clash between Biden and Trump will intensify, shaping the narrative for the months ahead.

I'm Richard Rosales, I cover political news and ongoing US elections.