Incumbent President of the USA Donald Trump will almost surely run for presidency again on November 3, 2020. Although much time has remained until the elections, his potential rivals have begun to show themselves both in the ruling Republican Party and the opposition Democratic Party.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden, a political juggernaut from the Democratic Party, could be the most serious Trump's competitor in the upcoming presidential race. It is likely that it is he who will be the Democrats' candidate. The Washington Post reported a few days ago citing a joint poll with ABC that 17% of Democrats support Biden today.
Some 11% of the Democratic Party supporters are ready to vote for Bernie Sanders. The two are considered to be the leaders of the party primaries among almost two dozens of Democrats who said they would run for presidency.
Joe Biden officially announced his presidential ambitions last Thursday, April 25, and he gathered about $6.3 million in donations for election campaign just within one next day, The Wall Street Journal reported. Around 97,000 individuals and entities donated to Biden.
As soon as Trump learnt about Biden's intention to run for presidency, he reacted to the decision, welcoming his statement but at the same time doubting his mental abilities. "Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign," Trump wrote on Twitter.
By the way, earlier the incumbent US leader didn't flattered and even "buried" his main rivals from the Democratic Party in the 2020 elections, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. "I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)! I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
It is worth noting that the political career of Joe Biden, 76, began in 1972 when he was elected to the Senate from the state of Delaware. He ran for presidency twice, in 1988 and 2008, but both times it was a failure. In 2009-2017, Joe Biden was vice-president in Barack Obama's administration.
There are quite unpleasant pages in Biden's biography. According to a March article on The Cut website, which is a part of the New York magazine, he was previously accused of indecent conduct. In particular, Lucy Flores wrote that in Las Vegas in 2014, she allegedly "felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair."
This wasn't the only time that Biden behaved indecently. For example, Biden kissed daughters of senators, touched their hair, whispered in their ears, and commented their look at the ceremony of taking Senate oath in 2015. Pictures and videos of Biden's snuggling Stephanie Carter, then spouse of Pentagon chief Ashton Carter, have got broad circulation. And in 2017, he even kissed the lips of the wife of a senator.
Although Biden rejects these claims, some observers reasonably believe that his opponents could profit these facts during the upcoming presidential race 2020.
Joe Biden visited Russia several times. For example, in March 2011, he visited Moscow to prepare a visit of Barack Obama to Russia. The USA and Russia enjoyed rather good relations then, that is why Moscow eagerly awaited the visit of the "Godfather of the reset," as US Vice-President Joe Biden was called, in order to discuss many foreign political issues with him. Washington called the tasks of the vice-president's visit to Russia "the expansion of reset." Biden had talks with then President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. It is during that visit that Joe Biden said his famous remark: "Russia is a great nation."
However, later enthusiastic mood of the US vice-president was rapidly rendered null by a meeting with opposition leaders and representatives of civil society that took place at the Spaso House, the residence of the US ambassador to Russia. Things discussed at that meeting could only be perceived through statements of its participants, in particular, the main defender of the Khimki forest, Yevgeniya Chirikova, and then famous opposition politicians Boris Nemtsov and Leonid Gozman said they were content with the meeting with Joe Biden.
The meeting of the American vice-president with Russian opposition figures took place several months before the State Duma elections were held on December 4, 2011. Informed experts say that that meeting could have been considered nothing else but a briefing of Russian opposition ahead of the elections to the lower chamber of the Russian parliament. This means there was direct interference of the USA into Russia's elections.
And this is what American politicians and officials who have been accusing Russia for several months of meddling into the American presidential elections in 2016 should remember.