Jamiesfeast – President Joe Biden is set to visit Florida on Tuesday as part of his 2024 presidential campaign. This visit holds significance as Florida is the current residence of Donald Trump.
In preparation for the 2024 presidential election, both Trump and Biden, who is currently leading the GOP presidential primary, are actively campaigning across the country. Biden recently achieved victory in New Hampshire, defeating Representative Dean Phillips, a Minnesota Democrat, and author Marianne Williamson through a write-in campaign organized by his supporters in the state. This campaign was initiated after Biden decided not to appear on the state’s ballot due to a disagreement regarding New Hampshire’s placement in the primary schedule. Meanwhile, Trump emerged as the winner in the New Hampshire primary, securing 54.5 percent of the vote. His closest Republican opponent, Nikki Haley, received 44.7 percent. Additionally, Trump also claimed victory in the Republican Iowa caucus earlier this month, garnering the support of 51 percent of voters.
On Tuesday, Biden is set to visit Palm Beach for a campaign “reception,” followed by a campaign event in Miami, as stated in a White House press release on Friday.
Former South Carolina Governor, Haley, is heading to Florida this week for a fundraising event in Palm Beach. The American Opportunity Alliance, a Republican donor group, will host events where campaign managers for both Haley and Trump will also be present. This information was reported by The New York Times.
In both the 2016 and 2020 elections, Donald Trump emerged victorious in Florida, defeating Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, respectively.
Newsweek has contacted the campaigns of Biden, Haley, and Trump for comment via email.
Palm Beach County, known for its strong Democratic presence, boasts a significant number of registered voters. With 326,394 Democrats and 268,953 Republicans, the county leans towards the blue spectrum. Additionally, there are 263,078 voters registered as “other,” according to Wendy Sartory Link, the supervisor of elections for the county.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who recently declared his withdrawal from the 2024 race, has endorsed Trump. This move is seen as a way to unite the Republican base under the former president’s leadership.
According to recent polling analysis conducted by Real Clear Polling (RCP), Trump has surged ahead of Biden by 4.3 percent in a hypothetical presidential election matchup. The Republican frontrunner now holds 47.3 percent of the vote, while the Democratic incumbent trails behind at 43 percent.
After three United States military personnel were killed by a drone strike in Jordan, a close Middle Eastern ally to the U.S., President Biden visited Florida. Prior to this visit, he spoke at a Baptist church’s banquet hall in South Carolina on Sunday. The attack resulted in the death of three military personnel and left thirty-four others injured.
In a statement released by the White House, he acknowledged that although the details of the attack were still being gathered, it was evident that radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq were responsible for carrying out the assault. Expressing his sorrow, he added that both Jill and himself stand in solidarity with the families and friends of the fallen warriors, as well as Americans nationwide, in mourning the loss caused by this heinous and completely unjust attack. He emphasized their unwavering commitment to combat terrorism and made it clear that those accountable for this act of violence will be held responsible, at a time and in a manner of their choosing.
In a direct response to the attacks, Trump expressed his criticism of Biden on Truth Social, his own social media platform. He condemned the assault on the United States as a distressing and tragic outcome of Biden’s perceived weakness and surrender. Emphasizing his own robust approach towards Iran during his tenure as president, Trump asserted that such an attack would never have occurred had he remained in the White House.
According to Nasser Kanaani, the spokesperson for the Iranian foreign ministry, the accusations made by the United States regarding Iran’s involvement are unfounded. He emphasized that Iran has no role in the decision-making processes of the allied groups known as the “Axis of Resistance.”