WATCH: President Joe Biden mentions Donald Trump’s name 25 times while campaigning for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. pic.twitter.com/A8K8SunOSs
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The New York Post reports:
Biden mentioned Trump by name 24 times during a brisk, 17-minute speech in a park near the Pentagon in northern Virginia, attempting to use his predecessor’s legacy to bash Republican Glenn Youngkin, who is tied with McAuliffe in polls in a state Biden won by 10 points just a year ago.
Trump has neither campaigned for Youngkin nor made an endorsement in the race.
But the suddenly tight Virginia contest with Youngkin has become a test of Biden’s political strength ahead of next year’s midterm elections and a possible rematch with Trump in the 2024 presidential race — and comes as Biden’s approval ratings and polling on core issues have nosedived…
“I ran against Donald Trump. Terry is running against an acolyte of Donald Trump,” Biden said, slamming the ex-president and accusing him of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, as well as for disparaging former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after they died.