A senior aide from US President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign has stated that the focus of the campaign for the 2024 election will not revolve around the legal proceedings targeting the leading Republican contender, Donald Trump. Trump is currently facing four different sets of criminal charges. This statement was made on Sunday.
Trump on Thursday was booked at an Atlanta jail on more than a dozen felony charges as part of a criminal case arising from the former US president’s attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat in the state of Georgia.
“We’re not going to focus on Donald Trump’s legal problems,” Biden campaign co-chair Cedric Richmond told ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” program.
Trump, who spent about 20 minutes at the Fulton County jail where his mug shot was taken, repeated his assertion that the prosecution – along with the others he faces – is politically motivated.
“What has taken place here is a travesty of justice,” he told reporters. “I did nothing wrong, and everybody knows it.”
In most opinion polls, Trump holds a nearly 40-point lead against his rivals for the Republican nomination to challenge Biden, the Democrat who defeated him in 2020.
Biden has so far remained mum as Trump has been charged with 91 felony counts in four indictments this year related to paying hush money to a porn star, unlawfully keeping classified documents and attempting to overturn the 2020 election.