White House refuting report of Biden doubting his reelection after poor presidential debate performance stirs Internet

White House refuting report of Biden doubting his reelection after poor presidential debate performance stirs Internet
The White House denied existence of any report on Joe Biden that claimed he doubted his presidential candidacy for the November elections (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House and President Joe Biden's reelection campaign have swiftly denied The New York Times' report which suggested that Biden told an ally about his doubts about salvaging his candidacy following his shaky debate performance.

Speaking about the report, White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said, “That claim is absolutely false. If the New York Times had provided us with more than 7 minutes to comment we would have told them so,” reported The Hill.

Joe Biden's campaign says the president is in the election 'to win it'

The New York Times article cited a key ally of Joe Biden who told the outlet the president “knows he may not be able to salvage his candidacy if he cannot convince the public in the coming days that he is up for the job," while Biden’s campaign has labeled the report “false.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 1: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to the media following the Supreme Court's ruling on charges against former President Donald Trump that he sought to subvert the 2020 election, at the White House on July 1, 2024 in Washington, DC. The highest court ruled 6-3 that presidents have some level of immunity from prosecution when operating within their
White House declared any report of Joe Biden doubting his reelection after debate to be 'false' (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)

Speaking to CNN, deputy principal campaign manager Quentin Fulks said, “The president is in this race to win it. He is the Democratic nominee.”

When asked if the president had no discussions with another individual to express his doubts about continuing his candidacy, Fulks said, “That is correct.”

Joe Biden's staffer Quentin Fulks says the president is reassuring Democrats he's in this race

Quentin Fulks explained that Joe Biden has been actively communicating with Democrats to “reassure them that he is in this race, that he knows that he needs to reassure the American people and that our campaign is going to build and scale to win in November.”

Following Biden's weak debate performance against former President Donald Trump, the Democratic Party have expressed their concerns regarding Biden's health and mental durability for the next term.

In the June 27 debate in Atlanta, the president appeared to halt and meander which sparked a wave of panic among Democrats, leading to discussions over Biden's viability as a candidate in the 2024 race.

In response to these concerns, the Biden campaign been working to calm supporters and donors, sending multiple memos, including one on Wednesday, July 3 emphasizing the tight poll against Trump.

Pictured (L-R): Joe Biden, Donald Trump (Getty Images)
Joe Biden's debate performance made many question about his candidacy in the 2024 presidential race against Donald Trump (Getty Images)

In key swing states and overall national surveys, the president has been trailing Trump for several months.

Internet mocks White House refuting reports about Joe Biden's self-expressed doubts about his candidacy

Reacting to White House and Joe Biden's campaign refuting reports on the president being doubtful about his candidacy, one X (formerly Twitter) user wrote, "His plan is to win then drop out and Harris take over."


"So he’ll be dropping out for sure is all this tells me," a netizen commented.

Another individual wrote, "White House refutes, but what about Joe?"

"Joe Biden looks senile," tweeted another.




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