President Joe Biden will enter full campaign mode when he returns from his St. Croix vacation, including hosting events on Saturday, Jan. 6, in which campaign officials say he will specifically outline former President Donald Trump’s plans to “dismantle and destroy our democracy.”
Biden trails Trump, the likely 2024 Republican presidential nominee, by more than 2 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average. Campaign officials told reporters Tuesday that in the coming weeks, the president and Vice President Kamala Harris will “lay out the stakes” of the general election in November.
The president ended 2023 by slowly shifting his core campaign focus away from “Bidenomics,” the summation of his economic policies, and back toward Trump. Democratic lawmakers and activists had pressured him for the better part of the year to revisit his winning 2020 campaign formula, where he framed that election as a choice between good and evil.
Biden’s first foray back to the campaign trail will come Saturday, the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, in a speech delivered near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, “the same spot where nearly 250 years ago, our nation’s forefathers transformed a disorganized alliance of colonial militias to a cohesive coalition united in their fight for our democracy,” Biden campaign principal manager Quinton Fulks said Tuesday evening.
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