NewsBiden reassures democratic governors on health amidst campaign concerns

Biden reassures democratic governors on health amidst campaign concerns

Biden underwent tests. Governors provided information
Biden underwent tests. Governors provided information
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4 July 2024 15:11

During a private meeting on Wednesday evening, President of the United States, Joe Biden, spoke with more than 20 Democratic governors. Biden informed the attendees that after the recent pre-election debate with Donald Trump, he underwent medical examinations and feels fine. The information was provided by well-informed individuals.

The meeting lasted about an hour and was organised due to growing concerns about the president's health. During the discussions, one of the governors asked Biden about his health condition. The president replied that he had recently undergone a check-up and assured them his health was good. He knocked on wood, reported the Politico portal, citing two anonymous sources.

President Biden's statement came just a few hours after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre avoided direct questions from journalists about whether the president had been examined by doctors following the debate with Trump.

Meeting with the governors

Two Democratic governors, Michelle Lujan Grisham from New Mexico and Janet Mills from Maine, expressed their concern about whether Biden is still capable of winning in their states. In the 2020 election, Biden defeated Trump in New Mexico by 11 percentage points and in Maine by 9 points.

After the meeting, Governors Tim Walz from Minnesota, Wes Moore from Maryland, and Kathy Hochul from New York told reporters that they still support Biden. Hochul stated that all the governors "pledged their support because the stakes couldn't be higher".

- The person we saw today is the guy we all believed would defeat Donald Trump. And he did defeat him – said Walz, referring to the 2020 election. The Governor of Minnesota is the chair of the Democratic Governors Association and initiated the meeting with Biden after the governors gathered to release emotions and express sympathy regarding the state of the Democratic presidential campaign.

Biden's health has been one of the main topics of discussion for months ahead of the November elections in the US. After the recent debate, it became a primary concern for the Democratic Party's campaign team. There are even informal talks about potentially changing the candidate.

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