President Biden hits Trump in Nevada speech, pledges to defeat him in 2024 elections 

President Biden hits Trump in Nevada speech,
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United States: President Joe Biden intensified his campaign efforts and addressed the voters of Nevada just days before the Democratic primary, characterizing the upcoming 2024 election as a “battle for the soul of our nation,” with a direct focus on his predecessor, Donald Trump. 

During two campaign events in the battleground state, Biden first participated in a fundraiser where he highlighted Trump’s history of provocative statements, including the comparison of Jan. 6 rioters to “hostages” and the infamous promise to be a “dictator” on his first day in office, as reported by the Associated Press. 

Subsequently, at the Pearson Community Center in Las Vegas, situated in a predominantly Black community, Biden immediately launched into criticism against Trump, expressing his determination to “make Donald Trump a loser again.” He emphasized the challenges left by Trump, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a struggling economy, referring to it as a “mess.” 

Biden warned the crowd about the potential consequences if Trump were to be re-elected, eliciting chants of “No!” from the audience. Despite acknowledging the progress made, Biden acknowledged that not everyone is yet experiencing the benefits of the administration’s investments and urged the importance of winning the upcoming election. 

In his 30-minute speech, Biden critiqued Trump on various issues, including gun control, abortion, and the economy. He referenced a 2020 report alleging that Trump referred to fallen Americans in World War II as “losers” and “suckers,” questioning Trump’s mindset

Responding to Biden’s remarks, Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung dismissed the president’s tenure, stating that Biden had been a “nightmare” for the country and emphasized that Americans wouldn’t forget the challenges faced during his administration. 

Nevada is set to hold its Democratic primary on Tuesday, following Biden’s victory in South Carolina. However, the competition appears less intense, with one opponent, Representative Dean Phillips, missing the filing deadline and the other challenger, self-help author Marianne Williamson, not expected to pose a significant challenge to the president.