Blockbuster Announcement About the Future Of Biden’s Re-Election Campaign

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Following his dismal debate performance, President Joe Biden is “expected to discuss the future of his re-election campaign with family at Camp David on Sunday,” NBC News reported Saturday night.

According to NBC, Biden will fly to Camp David on a pre-planned trip with his wife, Jill Biden, children, and grandchildren. In the days since the debate, Jill Biden has remained publicly supportive of Biden’s candidacy, while she admitted at a fundraiser that it wasn’t his best performance.

Biden’s poor performance in the duel with former President Donald Trump provoked widespread alarm among Democrats. A slew of important media people, many of whom are normally supportive of Biden, urged him to bow out of the race ahead of the Democratic convention.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a steadfast supporter of the Trump, suggested he consider stepping out. “To serve his country, President Biden should leave the race,” wrote the New York Times editorial board. Several of the newspaper’s top columnists, including Tom Friedman, a personal friend of Biden, agreed. On Saturday, New Yorker editor David Remnick stated that remaining in the contest “would be an act not only of self-delusion but of national endangerment.”

The Biden campaign has remained steadfast in the face of enormous pressure. A campaign email sent on Saturday offered supporters advice on how to explain the debate to “your panicked aunt, your MAGA uncle, or some self-important Podcasters” — a possible jab at the hosts of Pod Save America, former Obama administration staffers who deemed the debate a “fucking disaster” for Biden and suggested he withdraw from the race while there is still time to nominate a replacement.

If reelected, the 81-year-old president will be 86 when he leaves office.

 

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