The ex-president is expected to hint at his role in the 2024 presidential election.
“We are most definitely not focused on what President Trump will say [at the Conservative Political Action Conference],” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
Political veterans and historians say that this strategy has worked before.
Since taking office on January 20, Biden’s ratings have remained at 55 percent.
“Why would someone with a 60 percent rating fight someone with a 33 percent rating,” said Democratic strategist Bob Shrum who heads the Center for Political Futures at the University of Southern California. “It doesn’t make any sense.”
Agree with him in a democratic strategist Steve Elmendorf.
“One of the strengths of the Biden campaign was that he was focused on the future. He’s doing what he’s supposed to do, which is talk about COVID-19 and the economy,”Elmendorf said.
Meanwhile, Republicans have not yet come to a consensus on their attitude to Trump’s legacy.
Some of the seven Republicans who voted to condemn Trump during the impeachment process were censured in their states.
Others, such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, had struggled to move away from Trump’s initial criticism for his actions on January 6, when he urged supporters to move to the Capitol.
On Sunday, Trump is expected to hint at running in the 2024 election and issue a warning to Republicans who supported his impeachment while accusing Biden of opening the door to immigrants.
“We do not see former President Trump or his advisers as an example in our approach to immigration issues,”Psaki said.
Some, however, say that any inflammatory statements on Sunday deserve a response from the federal government.
“Any words that threaten the constitutional order should be considered unacceptable. There are certain red lines, and if Trump crosses them, Biden will decide that he should say something,” said David Gergen, a former adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton.