Trump 'Most Fears' Running Against Joe Biden for President in 2020: Report
Donald Trump is most worried about running against Joe Biden, despite ihs claim it would be a “dream” to run against the former vice president, Axios reports.
Advisers say Biden is “the Democrat [Trump] most fears running against,” due in part to his connection with Pennsylvania. According to Axios, Biden’s home state is one Trump is concerned will vote against him, after breaking for him during the 2016 presidential election.
“There's a reason Pennsylvania had eluded Republican presidential candidates as long as it did," GOP strategist Josh Holmes told Axios. "You need a combination of a really effective campaign, a perfect message and a good environment."
Axios’ Mike Allen writes: “Biden sees the same opinion Trump does with working class voters, especially in Democratic states like Pennsylvania that Trump won.” A source close to Biden told Axios that part of the former vice president’s strength is his appeal to Obama voters who flipped to Trump in 2016.
The report flies against Trump’s public claim he would “love to” run against Biden in 2020.
"I dream, I dream about Biden,” Trump insisted. “That’s a dream.”
"Look, Joe Biden ran three times,” Trump continued. “He never got more than 1 percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. I'd love to have it be Biden."