Biden set for Trump rematch after securing Democratic nomination

Donald Trump is 137 delegates short of the 1,215 needed to win the Republican nomination at the party's national convention this summer

By
Web Desk
This combination of pictures created on October 22, 2020, shows then-US president Donald Trump (left) and then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during their final campaign debate in Nashville, Tennessee on the same date. — AFP
This combination of pictures created on October 22, 2020, shows then-US president Donald Trump (left) and then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during their final campaign debate in Nashville, Tennessee on the same date. — AFP

President Joe Biden has emerged as the 2024 presumptive Democratic nominee for the upcoming presidential election after he won the Georgia primary, amassing the 1,968 delegates needed to win the nomination. On the other hand, former president Donald Trump grapples with a number of legal issues.

Biden's path to nomination has been steady, marked by victories in primaries and caucuses across the nation. Donald Trump is also expected to receive the nomination from his party with a potential win in Georgia on Tuesday night.

The upcoming election will be the first presidential contest between two presidents since 1956.

Trump is also going to win nomination from his party. However, he has several challenges to tackle. 

Donald Trump is facing 91 felony counts in four criminal cases related to his handling of classified documents and attempts to overturn the 2020 election. 

Trump is 137 delegates short of the 1,215 needed to win the Republican nomination at the party's national convention this summer. 

The two rivals are facing multiple challenges. Biden, at 81 years old, works to reassure voters of his physical and mental fitness for office while navigating dissent within his party's progressive base.

"I assume he's going to be the candidate. I'm his only opponent other than life, life itself," Trump told CNBC, while taking a jibe at his 81-year-old rival's age.