Trump 'obsessing' over possible Democratic 2020 presidential threat after thinking election would be easy: report
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Oval Office insiders are confiding that Donald Trump has become obsessed with the surprising amount of support former Vice President Joe Biden has received since he entered the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

According to a report at Axios, "aides to President Trump have long seen Joe Biden as his biggest potential threat in 2020," and that Trump's increasing attacks on his possible opponent provide evidence that a Biden candidacy worries him.

"A few months ago, many of Trump’s advisers thought Biden would be formidable in a general election. But few thought he'd win a Democratic primary that looked likely to be dominated by left-wing activists," Axios reports, adding they have now become concerned.

Biden would likely be a formidable candidate in the blue-collar states in the Midwest that surprisingly went for Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

As such, the report notes that Trump is stepping up his attacks on Biden, including disparaging an endorsement the former VP received from a major firefighters union, by retweeting, "dozens of posts from purported firefighters and friends and relatives of firefighters" criticizing the endorsement.

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