Bloomberg“Many of President Joe Biden’s biggest contributors are encouraged by Trump’s emergence as a Republican frontrunner and hope for a rematch in 2020. Pitting the current president against his predecessor would create a race they believe will advantage Biden over the politically, politically and from a fundraising perspective.
“Having Trump on the ticket will motivate networks of wealthy contributors who can write big checks, according to several Biden donors, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump, as the GOP nominee, would also allow Biden to secure financial support from conservatives who would otherwise be willing to give to a business-friendly Republican, a donor has said.
“Confronting his predecessor is also a motivating factor for Biden, who views stopping Trump as his patriotic duty. Trump’s emergence as a Republican frontrunner raises the stakes in the election — making it fundamentally the safeguard of American democracy — and making donations to Biden a no-brainer, according to another top contributor who said he worried about the president’s age and had previously hoped for a younger alternative.
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