Defiant Biden Dismisses Debate Concerns, Donors Unconvinced

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Defiant Biden Tells Donors They're 'Done Talking About the Debate'

Joe Biden, the 81-year-old Democratic presidential nominee, has told his donors that he's "done talking about the debate" and that they should ignore any more "distractions" about his cognitive or physical fitness.

In a private call with hundreds of donors and bundlers of his National Finance Committee, Biden reportedly said, "We need to move forward. Look, we have roughly 40 days til the convention, 120 days til the election. We can't waste any more time being distracted."

Biden's defiant message comes amid widespread calls by prominent Democratic lawmakers, supporters, and donors for him to bow out of the race following his disastrous debate performance.

However, Biden has reaffirmed his commitment to remain the Democrat Party's presidential nominee, saying that he's "absolutely certain" he's the best person to beat Donald Trump.

"I have one job, and that's to beat Donald Trump. I'm absolutely certain I'm the best person to be able to do that. So, we're done talking about the debate, it's time to put Trump in a bullseye," Biden said.

Biden also reportedly told the donors in the call to instead focus on Trump, who he said has "gotten away with doing nothing for the last 10 days except driving around in his golf cart, bragging about scores he doesn't score."

However, according to one donor who participated in the phone call, Biden's defiant remarks did little to assure donors that he's capable of beating Trump.

"I'm hearing from a lot of people who think he should get out, and I'm not getting a whole lot of 'he should stay in,'" one donor on the call, granted anonymity to speak candidly, told Politico. "I've also had people tell me, 'I'm not giving anymore.'"

Over the weekend, top Democrat superdonor Whitney Tilson said the "dam has broken" against Biden among other top donors and "nobody thinks he can beat Trump."

"I think that the dam has broken and that more and more people will come out publicly. I can tell you with certainty that as recently as last Friday and Saturday after the debate, there were quite a few people who felt like it was just an off night. As of today, I can‘t find anybody—and I am a hardcore Democrat and Biden supporter," he told CNN, adding, "The ship has sailed and there is basically almost no support remaining for him as a candidate."

Biden's campaign released a statement to Congressional Democrats on Monday reiterating his intention to remain in the race amid reports that there's a growing consensus among them that Biden should drop out.

"I want you to know that despite all the speculation in the press and elsewhere, I am firmly committed to staying in this race, to running this race to the end, and to beating Donald Trump," Biden wrote.

This morning, I sent a letter to my fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill. In it, I shared my thoughts about this moment in our campaign.

It's time to come together, move forward as a unified party, and defeat Donald Trump.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 8, 2024

Biden also called into MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday in what amounted to be a bizarre rant in an attempt to shut down speculation that Democrats may force him to step down.


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