Biden Campaign Sends First Official Shot Against Trump

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Diana Glebova White House Correspondent
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The Biden campaign sent out their first official firing shot against Donald Trump on Tuesday, the same day the former president said he received a letter mandating he report to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to a Jan. 6 probe.

The Biden-Harris campaign first criticized Trump for sitting down for “softball town halls,” Politico reported — an apparent reference to the former president sitting down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday night.

Biden’s reelection campaign spokesperson Kevin Munoz then took aim at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to the outlet.

“One year from today, Republicans will be wrapping up their convention in Wisconsin, just miles away from where former President Trump promised his ‘America First’ agenda would bring 13,000 manufacturing jobs and a new Foxconn plant to the state,” Munoz told Politico. “The former president has yet to go back to Wisconsin since announcing his campaign, nor has he provided an explanation for his failure to deliver on his promised American manufacturing boom.”

In response, Trump’s spokesperson Steven Cheung told Politico, “America was more prosperous, the border was secure, communities were safe, and America was respected on the world stage.”

“Crooked Joe Biden can’t run on his disastrous record and knows President Trump will crush him in the general election,” Cheung added, the outlet reported.

The statement’s direct targeting of Trump marks the first time the Biden-Harris campaign has explicitly mentioned Trump by name. Biden’s reelection video mentioned “MAGA extremists” but never mentioned the former president. (RELATED: Biden Announces 2024 Run)

Polls show Biden and Trump as the current front runners for their respective parties, with Trump leading the Republican field at 53.7%, according to Real Clear Politics (RCP) average.

RCP’s average has Biden and Trump at 43.8% and 43.4% respectively in a hypothetical matchup.