Presidential Candidate Profiles

9/20/20

By: Samantha White

Joseph R. Biden Jr

  • Democrat affiliation

  • The former senator from Delaware

  • Age: 77

  • Has run for president twice before

  • Served 8 years as vice president to Barack Obama

  • The campaign focuses on:

  • “Restoring America’s standing on the global stage, adding a public option to the Affordable Care Act; strengthening the economic protections for low-income workers in industries like manufacturing and fast food”- New York Times

Donald J. Trump

  • Republican affiliation

  • Age 74

  • Real estate developer and reality tv star

  • “Main legislative accomplishment as president: a sweeping tax cut that chiefly benefited corporations and wealthy investors”

  • Presidency largely focuses on undoing legislation passed during the Obama administration such as health care and environmental regulations 

  • “Was impeached by the House of Representatives for seeking to pressure Ukraine to smear his political rivals, but was acquitted by the Senate” - New York Times

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