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Trump Says He Would Love to Run Against Joe Biden in 2020

Many people never dreamed that Donald Trump would win the Republican party presidential nomination, but he did. Many didn't believe he could possibly win the general election, but he did. Even before he was sworn in, people began calling for impeachment processes.

Since being elected, Trump has faced one legal woe after another, but impeachment doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon. Now Trump is dreaming of re-election, and if history has taught us anything, it's that the POTUS should not be underestimated.

Trump is ready for a 2020 run, however, and says there is one particular who he would love to run against: Joe Biden.

Former Vice President Joe Biden ran for president in 1988 and in 2008, but he wasn't taken seriously as a contender in either election. When Barack Obama was given the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, Obama selected Biden as his running mate. The outspoken VP, with his unorthodox but comical comments and his enthusiastic passion for his causes, gained very high popularity ratings.

Trump might have faced off against Biden in 2016, if not for a tragedy that hit the VP's family just months before the primary elections. Biden's son, Beau, died after a difficult struggle with brain cancer. Biden said he wasn't up for any kind of campaign at the time, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who many believed was a shoe-in, was already campaigning.

Since Clinton’s loss, Biden has said he regrets not running.

Biden has repeatedly said he doesn’t plan to run in 2020. For one thing, he’s currently 75. If he won in 2020, he’d be inaugurated for his first term at 78 years old. That is far older than any former president. Trump, at this point, holds the record. He was sworn in at the age of 71.

Others say the Democratic party won’t let it happen. No matter how much they love Biden, the former Senator and VP make his party members a little uncomfortable. He has a reputation for making serious gaffes, which is easy to laugh off when the person making them is not the main candidate in a major election. It’s a little like why the Academy Awards producers were reluctant to let loose cannon comedian Robin Williams host for so long— they just didn’t know what to expect.

In addition, Democrats across the nation are calling for exciting new blood—another Barack Obama, who they believe will help bring the country in a more progressive direction. Biden’s age might not work against him as much as the fact that he’s been in political office since before many voters have been alive.

Still, Trump says he would love to face off against Biden in an election.

“I dream about Biden,” Trump said in an interview with CBS News. “That’s a dream. Look, Joe Biden ran three times. 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.”

Biden has not expressed any desire to face off against Trump, however. In past press conferences, when asked if he would like to Debate Trump, Biden said, “No, I wish we were in high school — I could take him behind the gym… That’s what I wish.”
Source: Yahoo
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