Biden Says There Are ‘Probably 50’ Democrats Who Could Defeat Trump
President Joe Biden on Wednesday mentioned he’s not the one Democrat able to beating former President Donald Trump within the 2024 election ― however he expressed confidence that he’ll safe one other four-year time period on the White House subsequent November.
Biden estimated there are “probably 50” Democrats who might win a race in opposition to Trump, although he didn’t listing any names.
“No, I’m not the only one who can defeat him, but I will defeat him,” Biden informed reporters in a Q&A session after delivering remarks urging Congress to cross his nationwide safety supplemental request, together with support for Ukraine and Israel, earlier than the vacation recess.
Earlier this week, Biden mentioned he wouldn’t essentially be working for reelection if Trump weren’t within the race.
“If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running,” he mentioned Tuesday. “But we cannot let him win.”
Only two Democrats have come ahead to problem Biden for the presidential nomination: Rep. Dean Phillips (Minn.) and self-help creator Marianne Williamson. Support for each is within the single digits, based on FiveThirtyEight.
Trump is the front-runner within the GOP main contest and is broadly anticipated to be the Republican nominee in 2024, based on the polls.
During a current city corridor with Fox News, the previous president, who has been indicted 4 instances this yr, repeatedly declined to say he wouldn’t abuse his energy or search retribution in opposition to his political rivals if he gained reelection in 2024.
He additionally mentioned he would solely act as a dictator on the primary day of his time period in an effort to safe the U.S.-Mexico border.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, one in all Trump’s rivals for the GOP nomination, sharply criticized his phrases throughout a debate Wednesday night time in Alabama.
“This is an angry, bitter man who now wants to be back as president, because he wants to exact retribution on anyone who has disagreed with them,” Christie mentioned of Trump, who has declined to debate his fellow GOP contenders.
Christie additionally took concern with the opposite Republicans he shared the stage with ― Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy ― who’ve refused to rule out supporting Trump if he finally ends up being the GOP nominee.
“You want to know why those poll numbers are where they are?” Christie requested. “Because folks like these three guys on the stage make it seem like his conduct is acceptable.”