Joe Biden Rallying Supporters in Donald Trump’s Backyard

As part of his 2024 presidential campaign, President Joe Biden is expected on Tuesday to travel to Florida where Donald Trump currently resides.

Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, Trump, the frontrunner in the GOP presidential primary, and Biden are continuing to campaign around the country. Last week, Biden defeated Representative Dean Phillips, a Minnesota Democrat, and author Marianne Williamson with his write-in campaign in New Hampshire, which his supporters in the state launched for him after he declined to appear on its ballot over a dispute about New Hampshire’s placement in the primary schedule. Meanwhile, Trump won the New Hampshire primary with 54.5 percent of the vote, ahead of his Republican opponent Nikki Haley with 44.7 percent. Earlier this month, the former president also won the Republican Iowa caucus, winning 51 percent support.

According to a White House press release on Friday, Biden is scheduled to visit Palm Beach on Tuesday for a campaign “reception” and will then head to Miami for another campaign event.

Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, is also making her way to Florida and will be in Palm Beach this week for a fundraising event. In addition, campaign managers for Haley and Trump will be present at events hosted by the Republican donor group, The American Opportunity Alliance, in Palm Beach, according to The New York Times.

Trump won Florida in 2016 when running against Hillary Clinton and in 2020 when he ran against Biden.

Newsweek has reached out to Biden’s, Haley’s and Trump’s campaign via email for comment.

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President Joe Biden is seen in Columbia, South Carolina, on Sunday. Former President Donald Trump is seen on Saturday in Las Vegas. As part of his 2024 presidential campaign, Biden is expected on Tuesday to…

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While Florida’s presidential preference primary is set for March 19, Palm Beach County is heavily Democrat, with 326,394 registered voters compared to 268,953 Republicans. In addition, 263,078 voters are registered as “other,” according to Wendy Sartory Link, the county’s supervisor of elections.

However, the endorsement of Trump by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who announced his withdrawal from the 2024 race last week in a decisive statement, has been interpreted as a unification of the Republican base behind the former president.

According to an analysis of recent polling by Real Clear Polling (RCP), Trump has opened up a 4.3 percent lead on Biden in a hypothetical presidential election matchup. It gives the Republican frontrunner 47.3 percent of the vote, ahead of the Democratic incumbent on 43 percent.

Biden’s visit to Florida comes after he spoke at a Baptist church’s banquet hall in South Carolina on Sunday following the death of three United States military personnel who were killed by a drone strike in Jordan, a close Middle Eastern ally to the U.S. Thirty-four others were injured in the attack.

“While we are still gathering the facts of this attack, we know it was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq,” he said in a statement released by the White House. “Jill and I join the families and friends of our fallen—and Americans across the country—in grieving the loss of these warriors in this despicable and wholly unjust attack. We will carry on their commitment to fight terrorism. And have no doubt – we will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner of our choosing.”

In response to the attacks, Trump took to Truth Social, his social media platform, to criticize Biden and wrote, “This brazen attack on the United States is yet another horrific and tragic consequence of Joe Biden’s weakness and surrender.” He went on to tout his tough stance against Iran as president, saying that this attack “would NEVER have happened if” he was still in the White House.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said U.S. accusations of Iran’s involvement were “baseless” and that it was “not involved in the decision-making of Resistance groups,” referring to allied groups known as the “Axis of Resistance.”