Biden campaign amps up focus on Trump, starting with Jan. 6 speech

The Biden campaign is increasingly focusing its attention on President Donald Trump, starting with the President’s speech ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.

The fight to win the Jan. 5 Senate runoffs in Georgia has taken up significant resources and dominated media attention in recent weeks, but Biden campaign officials have used the prospect of Trump leaving office and his final days as President to more forcefully critique his failed policies and rhetoric.

The Biden campaign released a video this week of Trump speaking at the rally before the Capitol attack, criticizing the President for encouraging the violence. The campaign has also sought to draw a contrast between President-elect Joe Biden’s commitment to democracy and Trump’s repeated attempts to undermine the electoral process.

“The President has forgotten who he really works for over the past four years. It’s time to get back to the basics of a functioning democracy,” said Biden campaign spokesperson Michael Gwin. “The President has a choice — lead or get out of the way. We hope he chooses the former, and we will continue to push for it.”

The Biden team has also sought to repudiate Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the presidential election. Campaign officials have focused on educating the public about the true facts of the election by releasing videos featuring prominent figures in the Biden administration such as Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. John Lewis, as well as constantly refuting Trump’s false claims.

As the days draw closer to Trump’s Jan, 20 departure from office, Biden’s team is likely to continue their focus on Trump, emphasizing how his failure to accept the defeat has put democracy in danger.