Next year’s U.S. election is looking set to become a rerun of the 2020 race after Joe Biden officially announced his second presidential bid. Donald Trump did the same in November, repeating his desire to make America “great and glorious again.” But Mr. Biden said it was down to him, not his Republican counterpart, to “finish the job” of securing American freedom.
The pair have already spent a fair amount of their official bids trading blows, with much of the Democrat’s campaign video focusing on “MAGA extremists.” Against the backdrop of photographs displaying both Mr. Trump and fellow Republican (and expected candidate) Ron DeSantis, as well as supporters of the “Make America Great Again” movement, Mr. Biden accused his opponents of “lining up to take down … bedrock freedoms.” He took particular aim at the Republican stances on abortion and taxes, and said the party was guilty of “banning books and telling people who they can love.”
Mr. Trump launched his own offensive just hours before the release of the president’s campaign video. In an email to supporters sent on Monday evening, he said the five worst presidents in American history “would not have done the damage Joe Biden has done to our Nation in just a few short years. Not even close.” The press is now readily anticipating a heated “rematch.” The opening lines certainly suggest there is much drama to come.