Defiant Biden trolled as he says only god's intervention could make him 'get out of the race' with Trump

Defiant Joe Biden trolled as he says only god's intervention could make him 'get out of the race' with Trump
Joe Biden refused claim that he is behind Donald Trump in the polls (ABC News Video/Screengrab, Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: President Joe Biden refuted the need for a cognitive test and attributed his subpar debate performance to having a "bad night," as he vigorously yet confusedly argued to retain his position as the Democratic Party's nominee.

During a recent interview with ABC News, Biden denied hypothetical Democrats forcing him out of the race, stating that he would exit if the "lord almighty" intervened and asked him to "get out of the race." In his first extensive interview since the previous week's debate, Biden accepted full responsibility for his performance. However, he did not provide a clear explanation for what some Democrats fear may be an age-related decline, nor did he seem willing to admit that he is behind Trump in the polls.

President Joe Biden denies the need for a cognitive exam

During a 22-minute unedited interview with ABC News, George Stephanopoulos reported that President Biden consistently dismissed the need for a cognitive exam. Biden stated that his daily presidential duties serve as a cognitive test and that his doctors have never suggested he requires one, according to Politico.

He also refuted any claims of increased frailty since his 2020 campaign. “Can I run the 100 in 10 flat? No,” Biden said. “But I’m still in good shape.”


Democrats closely observed Biden's performance in the unscripted interview for signs of his mental resilience to pursue the presidency, or even to fulfill a second term. However, during the interview, there were instances where Biden suddenly switched topics with an "anyway" and occasionally spoke in a much softer tone.

At one point, he started to detail his debate preparations but drifted into discussing polls, Donald Trump's "28" lies, and concluded by stating it was "no one else's fault." Amidst demands from Biden's allies for a demonstration of strength to maintain their support and alleviate concerns about his capacity to defeat Trump in November, Friday's interview may not suffice.

Democrats suggested that Joe Biden step down

Several elected Democrats have publicly suggested that Biden should resign or consider doing so. Numerous others have expressed concern privately, stating that Biden must perform strongly in such an environment to bolster their confidence.

“Nothing good enough to shake off the debate problem and stop the bleeding, And unfortunately a few points of confusion and unease that reinforced the bad narrative,” A skeptical House Democrat commended Biden as a "legendary leader," yet remarked that he is "stubbornly blind" to the campaign's reality.


Biden's campaign continues to push a message of progress with a busy travel schedule. After a rally in Madison, Wisconsin, he is set to visit Pennsylvania. The following week, he will be back in Washington to welcome international leaders at the NATO Summit.

Nevertheless, Biden campaign has declared a series of travels in July. After a rally in Madison, Wisconsin, earlier on Friday, he is scheduled to make campaign stops in Pennsylvania on Sunday, July 7. The following week, he will return to Washington to welcome international leaders for the NATO Summit.

Joe Biden shifts focus from age debate to legislative achievements

In the interview with Stephanopoulos, Biden deflected further inquiries about his age and mental sharpness by shifting the focus to his legislative achievements, policy, and character.

This included initiating a fresh line of criticism against Trump in light of the former president's criminal conviction and the recent Supreme Court decision affirming immunity from prosecution for a president's official actions.

President Joe Biden arrives for a memorial service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at Emory University on November 28, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosalynn Carter, who passed away on November 19 at the age of 96, was married to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for 77 years. In her lifetime she was an activist and writer known to be an advocate for the elderly, affordable housing, mental health, and the protection of monarch butterflies. Every living first lady are expected to attend the service. (Photo by Brynn Anderson-Pool/Getty Images)
President Joe Biden has been in the middle of a firestorm over his debate performance (Brynn Anderson-Pool/Getty Images)

The interview introduced fresh concerns for Democrats that extend beyond issues of age. When questioned about his feelings should Trump win reelection in January, Biden did not repeat the dire consequences Democrats foresee if Trump returns to the Oval Office, as outlined in his campaign speeches.

Rather, Biden expressed that he would find solace in knowing he had done his utmost. “As long as I gave it my all and I did as good of a job as I know I can do, that’s what this is about,” he said.

Biden recognized that "some" Democrats might wish for his exit from the race but declined to engage in discussions about a hypothetical situation where Democrats force him out, stating, "It's not going to happen."

“If the Lord Almighty came down and said, ‘Joe, get out of the race,’ I’d get out of the race,” he said. “The Lord Almighty’s not coming down.”

Joe Biden declins to admit he is behind Donald Trump in the polls

When questioned about reports of Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) rallying senators to debate Biden's political viability, Biden downplayed the matter and alluded to Warner's consideration of a presidential run in 2008, which coincided with Biden's own second White House campaign.

In a moment that could be concerning for fellow Democrats, Biden has declined to admit that he is behind Trump in the polls and compared the current anxiety within the Democratic Party to the apprehensions of 2020 about a potential loss to Trump.


“Have you ever seen a group in time when elected officials running for office aren’t a little worried? Have you ever seen that? I’ve not,” Biden said. “The same thing happened in 2020.” Biden has also contested his low approval ratings and dismissed the idea that other Democrats, like Vice President Kamala Harris, might have a better chance at defeating Trump.

“I don’t think anybody’s more qualified to be president or win this race than me,” He added, addressing the critics of his decision to continue running “don’t know what they’re talking about.”

Biden campaign slammed for being out of touch with concerns about President's future capabilities

The fundraising email sent by the Biden campaign shortly after the interview reinforced this sentiment, stating, “The pundits and politicians have continually gotten it wrong. Dead wrong.”

Former Obama strategist David Axelrod, known for not shying away from criticizing the Biden administration, remarked on social media platform X that President Biden was “dangerously out-of-touch with the concerns people have about his capacitiies [sic] moving forward and his standing in this race.”


The tweet further read, “Four years ago at this time, he was 10 points ahead of Trump. Today, he is six points behind.”

In the aftermath of the debate, Biden and his team have oscillated between minimizing the concerns about his candidacy and recognizing that the president must do more to prove he is still fit for the job.

Joe Biden Decided to Run for President After Charlottesville (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube)
Joe Biden said he would quit the 2024 race only if God asked him to do so (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube)

The campaign has consistently dismissed Biden's poor debate performance as an isolated incident, maintaining that it does not overshadow the achievements of the past three years.

They assert that Biden remains mentally sharp and is the most capable candidate the Democrats have to defeat Trump in November.

However, as concerns from Democrats about Biden's capabilities grew and frustration with how his aides managed the situation escalated, the White House and campaign engaged in extensive outreach to party leaders to quell discussions about replacing Biden on the ticket.

They aimed to reassure allies that Biden would take decisive steps to address voters' concerns about his age, beginning with the interview scheduled for Friday.

Joe Biden faces backlash for refusing to get out of 2024 race

As soon as the news went viral on social media, users started reacting to it. A user wrote, "Such an arrogant response."


Another user added, "I dont even understand what he said"


The third commentator wrote, "He’s just getting worse."


"biden is one selfish sob. Putting the lives of millions of leftists in danger by staying in the race. Many are already on the ledge. lol," a person remarked.


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