NewsBiden faces mounting calls to step aside after debate debacle

Biden faces mounting calls to step aside after debate debacle

Joe Biden had an unsuccessful participation in the debate
Joe Biden had an unsuccessful participation in the debate
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Mateusz Domański

28 June 2024 07:26, updated: 28 June 2024 08:26

Following the debate with Donald Trump, Joe Biden is receiving abysmal reviews. Some even want the current US president to withdraw from the presidential race. Numerous posts on platform X have the hashtag #swapJoeout, even among politicians from his party.

The debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump occurred late Thursday night, Greenwich Time. Both participants are receiving negative reviews—Trump for lying and spreading disinformation and Biden for general issues with speech formulation, which is attributed to his age.

The predominant view is that Trump, who is more dynamic, won the debate. "The New York Times" reports that after the discussion, panic broke out in the Democratic Party headquarters, to which the incumbent president Biden belongs. Instead of dispelling concerns about his age, the newspaper explains that 81-year-old Biden made his age the main topic.

The Dems should nominate someone else - before it’s too late - wrote Andrew Yang on platform X, who fought Biden for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2020 presidential election.

Biden-Trump debate. Former Obama advisor also comments

Van Jones, a former advisor to Barack Obama and described by the NYT as a "leading liberal voice," also spoke out. He also pointed out Biden's age. Until now, many Democrats have defended the 81-year-old against attacks related to his age, but after the clash with Trump, the debate on this topic has revived, and more and more Democrats are expressing concern.

I think there's a lot of people who are going to want to see him consider taking a different course now - Van Jones said on CNN about Biden.

Another politician, a Democratic strategist who has long supported Biden, told "The New York Times" anonymously that the president faces "an apex of challenges." - Parties exist to win. The man on stage with Trump cannot win - he stated, adding that Biden's stance "fuels calls for him to withdraw."

Mike Murphy, a Trump-opposing Republican, is another person who strongly commented on Biden's performance. - Sorry, I'm voting for President Biden but a disaster so far - he assessed online.

Hearing from countless viewers of all political stripes and the consensus is Biden needs to be replaced. It’s worse than I believe most people imagined - commented Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former White House advisor and former associate of Donald Trump.

When are the US elections?

The US presidential elections will take place on November 5, 2024. Never in history has a candidate withdrawn at such a late stage in the race for the White House. Even Democrats who negatively assess Biden's performance in the debate emphasise that it's too late to withdraw from the election - reports "The New York Times." According to the newspaper, Biden will not listen to anyone on this issue except his wife, Jill, who has supported him in running for re-election from the start.

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