CORRECTED: Guardian op-ed says Trump is likely 'Biden's best hope for re-election'

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misidentified the author of the Guardian op-ed. The author is Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenMelania Trump announces new line of NFTs Michael Cohen to sell prison badge as NFT Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to omicron variant MORE, the author of "Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters." He was not the former lawyer for former President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE

A Guardian op-ed argued on Sunday that President BidenJoe BidenNew York woman arrested after allegedly spitting on Jewish children Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE’s best hope for reelection could be former President Trump himself.  

In the opinion article, author Michael Cohen predicted that “Trump is likely to remain the gift that keeps on giving for Democrats — the living, breathing bogeyman under the bed who keeps their voters up at night.”


“As much as Democrats may want to run on their legislative agenda, the spectre of Trump could be their most effective strategy for maintaining power and is probably Biden’s best hope for re-election,” he wrote.

Cohen noted that recent polling shows Biden is “deeply unpopular,” citing a recent loss for Democrats in Virginia and an underperformance in New Jersey, places where Biden easily beat Trump last year. 

In Virginia, former Gov. Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffeJill Biden adds to communications team in lead-up to midterm elections The Memo: Is Trump the GOP's future or in rearview mirror? The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems barrel towards voting rights vote with no outcome MORE (D) lost the state’s gubernatorial race to Republican businessman Glenn YoungkinGlenn YoungkinVirginia AG seeks dismissal of suit over Youngkin's mask order Virginia exits multi-state coalition backing EPA in climate lawsuit Virginia universities lift vaccine mandates after Youngkin's order MORE.

In New Jersey, Gov. Phil MurphyPhil MurphyFire breaks out at NJ chemical plant: 'The worst that I've ever seen' Biden administration announces actions bolstering clean energy  The Hill's Morning Report - Biden champions filibuster reform, but doesn't have the votes MORE (D) “barely held on” in his race for reelection, while the Democratic state Senate president was beaten by a truck driver who spent next to nothing on the race. 

“In short, this White House has not had a good story to tell for months and in Virginia and New Jersey they paid the price,” Cohen added. 

Trump has publicly toyed with the idea of another White House run for months. Meanwhile, Biden’s approval rating hit a new low of just 38 percent in a poll conducted last week.