In Private, Aides Try To Quell Trump’s Biden Fears: Don’t Be ‘Overly Nervous’

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In private, President Trump is secretly obsessed with the prospect of former Vice President Joe Biden running for president in 2020 and aides are attempting to curb some of his concerns, Politico reported.

During a recent meeting between Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and White House Office of Political Affairs officials, the group talked about whether Trump should be nervous about Biden. People in the room told him he shouldn’t be “overly nervous” because Biden will likely be “pulled to the left” during the Democratic primaries, a White House official told Politico.

Aides have reportedly told Trump that there’s no guarantee that Biden will fare well in the primaries, given the base’s interest in propelling a female or a person of color, not a 76-year-old white man.

“The Democratic base is looking for someone newer, fresher,” a friend of the President told Politico.

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