(TheRedWire.com) – President Biden held a news conference right before his trip to Japan for the G-7 gathering. During the news conference, many of the questions were about the debt ceiling, with Biden reportedly stating that there were some MAGA Republicans who would happily look positively on a government default because as the President he would get all the blame. He added that they would likely believe that this would mean he would not be reelected.
While Biden is not always the smoothest when answering reporter questions, on this occasion he did relatively okay. However, it is not out of form for him to botch someone’s name, mess up his work or make a statement that he needs to later retract. This has led to many people questioning whether the 80-year-old president’s mental acuity and physical health might end up being a problem as he heads into the presidential election. Despite this, Biden is widely believed to be the one who will win the Democratic nomination.
Teixeira, an analyst, writer, and co-founder of the Liberal Patriot blog stated that Biden was “an extraordinarily weak candidate.” He proceeded to state that former President Donald Trump also had “a lot of baggage” which could lead to him being a weaker opponent. Despite these, Trump is still leading the Real Clear Politics average polls, showing that he is likely going to be the Republican nominee in 2024.
Trump, is currently under indictment and is being federally investigated for mishandling classified documents and for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack. He also lost a civil sexual assault suit recently.
Moderator Rich Thau recently described the situation that is arising for the 2024 presidential election, with people having to choose between Trump and Biden as similar to “being forced to choose either a demolition derby car or an old clunker for a cross-country trip.”
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