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In any other election year, U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden would mobilize athletes and celebrities to get out the vote in swing states, with campaign fixtures such as Kid Rock, Dennis Rodman, and Jon Voight stumping for the Republicans, and Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and LeBron James taking to the stage for the Democrats.
But in 2020, Trump—who has nominally passed off control of his real estate and entertainment empire to his children—has also decided to keep the business of campaigning in the family, so to speak. The president has dispatched top national security aides to battleground…