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Biden stands firm against criticism: Vows to fight on for 2024

I'm not going anywhere. I don't care about the elites - declared US President Joe Biden on Monday.
I'm not going anywhere. I don't care about the elites - declared US President Joe Biden on Monday.
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Katarzyna Kalus

9 July 2024 09:28

- I don't care what those big names think. I am not going anywhere - declared US President Joe Biden on Monday in an unannounced interview aired on MSNBC. Biden conveyed a similar message in a letter to the Democrats in Congress who have been criticising him.

- They’re big names, but I don’t care what those big names think. They were wrong in 2020. They were wrong in 2022 about the red wave (the Republican victory in the Congressional elections). They were wrong in 2024 - said Biden during the impromptu interview, phoning into the hosts of "Morning Joe", Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

I’m getting so frustrated by the elites — now I’m not talking about you guys — the elites in the party, 'Oh, they know so much more.' Any of these guys that don’t think I should run, run against me. Announce for president, challenge me at the convention - he said.

Biden vehemently argued that he is far from being in a losing position against Donald Trump and is the best candidate to defeat him, stating that the world "needs American leadership".

- I expanded NATO! I solidified NATO. Ask your brother about it, in Poland - Biden argued, referring to Ambassador Mark Brzezinski.

He also claimed that the more voters scrutinize Trump's actions and views, the more support he will lose. - Think of all the things he lied about. He talked about he have the largest tax cuts in history. Yeah, he gave the largest tax cuts in history to millionaires. - Biden said. He also added that Trump refused to accept the election results, refused to condemn January 6th (the attack on the Capitol in 2021) and claimed he had spoken to Putin before the Ukraine invasion.

"I feel a deep obligation to the faith and the trust"

The President delivered a similar message in a letter published on Monday to a group of Democratic congressmen who called for him to withdraw his candidacy.

- I feel a deep obligation to the faith and the trust the voters of the Democratic Party have placed in me to run this year. It was their decision to make. Not the press, not the pundits, not the big donors, not any selected group of individuals, no matter how well intentioned - he wrote.

The "Morning Joe" appearance was part of the President's extensive campaign activities to save his candidacy. On Friday, he gave an interview to ABC TV and appeared at a rally in Wisconsin. On Sunday, he attended a church service frequented by African Americans and later participated in a rally in Philadelphia. He insisted that nothing would stop him from seeking re-election in each of these appearances.

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