The Trump people can read…
So does Donald Trump….
Underneath all the hoopla for Sanders, Warren , Harris and now O’Rourke?
Put THAT together with the House GOP midterm loses and Trump fighting with his own party people right now in public?
And with the state and federal government lawyers along with the House Democrats on his case?
You can see why the Real Estate guy from the Big Apple could be worried about Biden…..
He should be….
Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton who underestimated Trump….
Joe Biden is NOT lefty who would just get support from a fraction of Democrats who actually vote…
And Joe Biden is the guy who worked for somebody Donald Trump hates….
The guy who passed the nation’s White House keys to him after belittling him in public , something Donald Trump will NEVER forget….
Trump would be happy, if he survives to run for a second term to run against Sanders, or Warren, who are pushing expensive programs that will never see the light of day…
But he’s right to fear a pragmatic candidate that can appeal to those Obama voters that he stole from Clinton and he has disappointed….
President Donald Trump has publicly expressed confidence that he could easily best Joe Biden in a 2020 battle. But behind closed doors, the president has fixated on Biden, while top aides have tried to assure their boss that the former vice president is doomed.
In recent weeks, Trump has peppered aides on more than one occasion for updates on how Biden is faring in early Democratic primary polls — a sign of how seriously Trump takes the potential candidacy. Indeed, Biden has topped several recent battleground state polls, as well as a national survey released Monday, marking him as an early Democratic presidential front-runner.
Those close to the president have also calmed Trump, though, by insisting that even if Biden would be a strong general election candidate, there’s a considerable chance he won’t make it to the party’s nominating convention next July. Despite the early polling, they’ve argued the increasingly left-leaning Democratic primary electorate won’t settle on a 76-year-old white man already facing renewed scrutiny over his prior record on issues like criminal justice and race.
“The Democratic base is looking for someone newer, fresher,” said a close friend of the president.
During a recent meeting involving Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and senior officials from the White House Office of Political Affairs, a discussion ensued about whether the president should be nervous about Biden entering the 2020 fray, a White House official told POLITICO. Several people in the room told Trump he shouldn’t be “overly nervous” as long as Biden is “pulled to the left” in the primary, according to the official…..
The Biden fixation goes beyond Trump. It was on display last weekend when deep-pocketed GOP donors gathered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Beach Club for the Republican National Committee’s annual spring retreat.
As they awaited remarks from the president during a private dinner Friday night, one table of Republican insiders launched into an extensive discussion about the 2020 primary. According to a person involved in the conversation, attendees were debating which Democrat has the best shot at regaining the Rust Belt states that carried Trump in 2016.
“Pretty much everyone thought Joe Biden would be the toughest … to beat,” said the person involved.
Despite admitting as much in private, Trump has exuded nothing but confidence in his public statements about Biden….