President Donald Trump is preoccupied with his standing against Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 presidential election, calling the former vice president “too old” and “feeble,” despite their only 3-year age difference. According to The New York Times, Trump has told aides to deny polling that shows Biden surpassing him in key states such as Texas and Pennsylvania, as well as important Rust Belt states.
In recent meetings with campaign aides, Trump has been distracted and unfocused, concerning himself with his own approval numbers and maintaining similar messaging to his first presidential campaign. The president has mostly let campaign aides do the organizing without bothering himself with the details.
Instead, Trump has decided to focus on Biden, referring to him as feeble and as part of the Washington establishment, despite the fact that the president will himself be running as an incumbent in the next election. On Twitter, he has referred to Biden as “sleepy” and “swampman” as well as criticized Biden’s association with the 1994 crime bill.
The president is expected to continue these attacks as he attends political and fundraising events in Iowa and officially kicks off his reelection campaign on June 18 at a rally in Florida.