Trump assumes candidate race is already won, sets Biden in his sights

While the former president prepares an attack campaign on Biden, strategists say it’s too soon to declare the nomination contest over

Trump doesn’t seem to be only one yearning to get back in the ring. Biden, too, savours a rematch. Picture: Getty

Donald Trump is calling game on the Republican presidential primary before voting even starts, as his campaign adopts a general election posture aimed at President Joe Biden.

The former president’s large early lead over Ron DeSantis and other rivals is allowing him to pivot toward Biden. It also gives him leeway to pummel DeSantis before the Florida governor can even officially announce his bid and ensure there’s no oxygen for any other candidate.

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