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TRON Founder Justin Sun Pushes For Pro-Crypto President Amid Trump, Biden Tensions

Julia Smith
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TRON founder Justin Sun is encouraging those in the blockchain sector to vote for the pro-crypto candidate as tensions heat up between Joe Biden and Donald Trump ahead of the 2024 U.S. presidential election.

“We should support a presidential candidate who endorses cryptocurrencies,” Sun wrote in a statement on Sunday. “We need to demonstrate to the candidate that the cryptocurrency community, companies, and protocols are significant stakeholders whose voices should be heard and whose interests should be protected.”

Vote For The Pro-Crypto Candidate, Justin Sun Says

On Monday, the TRON founder continued his push for digital asset advocacy in an additional X post, stating that the “cryptocurrency community should unite to send a clear signal to society that this is an industry with a unified voice.”

“The interests of the cryptocurrency industry should be encouraged and protected,” he added. “If any candidate fails to do this, they risk losing the votes of 50 million cryptocurrency users and potentially losing the election.”

Donald Trump And Joe Biden Go Head To Head

Sun’s comments come amid heightening political tension in the leadup to the U.S. presidential election in November.

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has largely embraced the cryptocurrency sector. He announced that if elected, he would pardon Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht.

“I am very positive and open minded to cryptocurrency companies, and all things related to this new and burgeoning industry. Our country must be the leader in the field,” Trump said in Truth Social post. “There is no second place. Crooked Joe Biden, on the other hand, the worst president in the history of our country, wants it to die a slow and painful death. That will never happen with me!”

Meanwhile, current President Joe Biden has leaned in favor of a regulatory stance towards digital assets, recently announcing he would veto overturning the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) SAB121.

Just last week, a message from the Biden campaign to its supporters revealed that Trump’s campaign pulled in $50 million in a gala event last month, outraising the current president’s election funds.

“Folks, this couldn’t be any more serious,” Biden’s message stated. “Cryptocurrency executives and oil barons are coming out of the woodwork for Trump. They’re rushing $800,000 checks at glitzy events.

Crypto may become influential in the 2024 presidential election, with recent data showing that digital assets are a key issue to 20% of voters in swing states.

Trump and Biden are neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of November elections.