Are Democrats going soft on the Trump conviction?

Donald Trump is the first American president to have a felony conviction on his record. That’s a big deal. But some critics say that Democrats aren’t doing enough to keep that fact in front of voters. President Joe Biden is being “prodded by Democrats” to highlight Trump’s felony conviction, said The New York Times. Biden has started to include his rival’s legal problems as an occasional talking point on the campaign trail, but some allies have “called for him to be more aggressive.”

They might have to keep prodding. Other Democrats are “far from certain that Trump’s criminal record matters to voters at all,” said The Associated Press. Whether to emphasize that record — or whether to sidestep it — “could prove pivotal in the evolving Biden-Trump rematch.” There are skeptics, like former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. “We’ve got to get out and win the election talking about the things that are important,” he said. But others want to hit the topic harder. “This conviction makes voters really queasy,” said one pollster.

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