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Biden's health raises concerns ahead of re‑election bid

There is increasing information about Joe Biden's poor condition.
There is increasing information about Joe Biden's poor condition.
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Mateusz Kaluga

18 June 2024 13:07

In recent weeks, Joe Biden has been attracting attention due to his poor condition. The 81-year-old President of the USA is seeking re-election, but media coverage has increasingly focused on his health issues rather than his successes. The Daily Mail reports sensational information, claiming that former U.S. presidents may be urging him to withdraw from the race for another term.

Questions about President Joe Biden's condition and health are increasingly common. At a ceremony in Los Angeles, the head of state was seen suddenly freezing and looking at the crowd below the stage. Former President Barack Obama rescued him from the predicament, grabbed Biden's hand, and led him off the stage.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported a decline in cognitive functions of the 81-year-old president. The journal cites Biden's interlocutors, who claimed that the president speaks too quietly during meetings and takes long pauses during monologues.

The White House spokesperson denies these reports, assuring that Biden feels excellent. The Daily Mail emphasizes that the current President has decreasing approval ratings, currently hovering around 37%. Voters fear that health issues may impact Joe Biden's ability to govern the United States. Consequently, there are increasing calls to replace the Democratic candidate in the November presidential elections.

Who will force Joe Biden to step down? In the background: Obama and Clinton

The Daily Mail reports that a televised debate between Biden and Trump is scheduled for the end of June on CNN. The current president wants to prove that he is in excellent condition. However, journalists have highlighted that the debate could completely undermine him.

If Biden loses, a "unified Democratic front" will be needed to dissuade him from seeking re-election. The only people who could force him to step down would be Barack Obama, Bill Clinton (former U.S. presidents), Nancy Pelosi (former Speaker of the House), and Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer - the Daily Mail writes, citing information from Democratic strategists.

A potential new candidate would have to deliver a speech at the convention in August in the style of Barack Obama's 2004 speech, which allowed him to attract undecided voters. However, this could be a precarious move. A new candidate who fails in the November elections might never return to politics.

According to the Daily Mail, Biden may not be willing to step aside and might fight for victory until the end because "he is proud of his achievements," which are "more significant than the triumphs of other contemporary presidents."

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