Joe Biden Makes Shocking Admission After Disastrous Debate

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In response to a lackluster debate performance that shocked his fellow Democrats, President Joe Biden declared on Friday that he planned to defeat Republican opponent Donald Trump in the November presidential election. He made no indication that he would think about withdrawing from the contest.

“I know I’m not a young man, to state the obvious,” an ebullient Biden said at a rally one day after the head-to-head showdown with his Republican rival, widely viewed as a defeat for the 81-year-old President.

“I don’t walk as easy as I used to, I don’t speak as smoothly as I used to, I don’t debate as well as I used to,” he said, as the crowd chanted “Four more years.”

“I would not be running again if I didn’t believe with all my heart and soul that I could do this job. The stakes are too high,” Biden said.

Voters became more concerned that Biden might not be able to serve a fourth four-year term as a result of his verbal blunders and rambling answers during the debate, and some of his fellow Democrats began to question if they would be able to run a more competitive campaign against him on November 5th.

Michael Tyler, the campaign’s spokesperson, stated that discussions on the prospect were not occurring. He told reporters on Air Force One, “We’d rather have one bad night than a candidate with a bad vision for where he wants to take the country.”

According to two people familiar with the discussion, the campaign convened a “all hands on deck” meeting on Friday afternoon to reassure staff members that Biden would not be withdrawing from the race.

Unlike their usual strategy of disparaging Trump after the debate, Democrats directed their anger at their own candidate.

When asked if he still believed in Biden’s campaign, U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Party chairman Hakeem Jeffries refrained from providing a straight response.

“I support the ticket. I support the Senate Democratic majority. We’re going to do everything possible to take back the House in November. Thank you, everyone,” he told reporters.

When asked whether Biden ought to continue in the campaign, a few other Democrats also hesitated. Senator Jack Reed, a Democrat, told a Rhode Island local TV station, “That’s the president’s decision.”
However, a number of the party’s most prominent members, such as former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, declared their support for Biden.

“Bad debate nights happen. Trust me, I know. But this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and somebody who only cares about himself,” On X, former Democratic President Barack Obama said, “But this election is still a choice between somebody who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and somebody who only cares about himself.”