(TheProudRepublic.com) – During his appearance on Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show “Keepin’ It Real,” Joe Biden cited former President Trump’s “anti-democratic” rhetoric as a key motivator for his decision to seek re-election.
In the interview, which coincided with the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Biden expressed concern over Trump’s statements, labeling him as the “most anti-democratic” president in American history. Biden clarified that his use of “anti-democratic” referred to the country’s democratic system, not the Democratic Party.
This declaration comes as Biden prepares for the 2024 election, potentially setting the stage for a rematch with Trump, who is currently leading in the GOP presidential race.
Despite Biden’s intention to run for a second term, he has faced criticism and skepticism, particularly regarding his age and declining poll numbers. If re-elected, Biden, who is currently 81, would be 86 at the end of his second term. However, age is also a factor for Trump, who is 77.
The Biden-Harris campaign team appears undeterred by current polling, emphasizing their “accomplishments” and records while in office.
In contrast to Trump’s approach, Biden and his allies have supposedly continuously highlighted the importance of protecting democratic values and institutions.
These remarks from Biden gained added significance on the day of the Republican Iowa caucuses, a key event in the GOP’s nominating process.
Trump enters these caucuses with a substantial lead in the polls, while his primary competitors, Nikki Haley, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, are working hard to challenge his front-runner status.