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Biden claims he’s not the only Democrat who could beat Trump in 2024

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President Biden raised eyebrows with his confident proclamation that he is not the only Democrat who could beat Trump in 2024.

In fact, he even said that “50 Democrats” could defeat former President Donald Trump in the next election. While Biden’s statement projected confidence, it also betrayed his fundamental misunderstanding of the political landscape.

Rather than conveying strength, Biden’s claim reveals just how out of touch he is with the concerns of everyday Americans. With his approval ratings languishing near all-time lows, Biden seems oblivious to the growing dissatisfaction with his leadership.

Will Biden ever get the message? Or will he stay so delusional up until the moment reality strikes in 2024?

When addressing Congress, President Biden acknowledged that other Democrats besides himself may be capable of defeating former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election. However, Biden strongly signaled that he plans to seek re-election rather than step aside for a younger Democratic candidate.

During his address to Congress, Biden delivered remarks urging Congress to pass his national security supplemental request, including funding to support Ukraine.

Biden’s lack of self-awareness is on full display with this baseless boast. Even members of his own party recognize Biden remains the Democrats’ best shot at victory, albeit a slim one given his poor performance. Rather than make outlandish claims, the President would be better served working to actually deliver on his promises.

With blunders like this, Biden only further damages his credibility and complicates Democrats’ chances in 2024. His political tone-deafness may wind up haunting him on election day.

President Biden has centered his campaign for re-election in 2024 on the idea that he is the Democratic candidate most able to prevent former President Donald Trump from returning to the White House. Trump was impeached while in office and has been indicted on criminal charges since leaving office, further casting a pall over his potential candidacy.

However, despite Biden’s claim to be the best shield against a second Trump term, the President was questioned during remarks on Wednesday about whether he truly believes no other Democrat could potentially defeat Trump in 2024. The reporter’s question seemed to challenge Biden’s narrative that he is irreplaceable as the Democrat to take on Trump. The implication from the reporter was that, given Biden’s lackluster approval ratings lately, there may be other stronger, more electable Democrats who could still keep Trump out of office again.

When asked by a reporter whether he thinks there are any other Democrats who could possibly beat Donald Trump. Biden replied: “Probably 50 of them.”

“I’m not the only one who could defeat him. But I will defeat him.” Biden said.

President Biden’s assertion that he could defeat Donald Trump came despite broad skepticism within Biden’s own Democratic party. Many Democrats have expressed grave concerns that Biden’s currently poor approval ratings are a red flag signaling major challenges ahead in preventing a Trump comeback in 2024.

There is rampant anxiety among national Democrats and party leadership that Biden’s unpopularity with voters foretells an extremely difficult, uphill battle to hold the White House against Trump and the GOP in the next election cycle.

Trump remains very popular with the Republican base, while voter surveys show Biden languishing with low favorability. This growing enthusiasm gap fuels Democrats’ worries that Biden may lack the broad appeal needed to keep the White House out of Trump’s grasp.

A new Wall Street Journal poll published on Saturday contained troubling signs for President Biden’s re-election prospects in 2024. The nationwide survey showed Biden trailing former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup.

Specifically, the poll found Trump leading Biden by 4 percentage points, 47 percent to 43 percent, among registered voters.

When third-party and independent candidates were added, Trump’s advantage widened to 6 points – with Trump garnering 37 percent support versus just 31 percent for Biden. Among the third-party options, independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. polled the strongest at 8 percent.

Overall, the poll indicated broad dissatisfaction with Biden’s performance as president so far. Just 23 percent of respondents felt Biden’s policies have helped them personally, while a majority of 53 percent said they’ve been hurt by Biden’s policies.

Only 37 percent approved of the job Biden is doing as president, compared to 61 percent who view him unfavorably.

At age 81, Biden is the oldest president ever to take office. He has faced mounting questions about his fitness for office and calls to step aside after one term. However, his campaign has vigorously disputed that he should bow out, insisting Biden remains Democrats’ best hope of defeating Trump in 2024. But this latest polling suggests Biden could face an uphill battle for re-election.

Many Democrats are urgently sounding alarm bells that, given the current political environment, President Biden may face long odds against winning re-election in 2024 and defeating Trump or another Republican nominee. Biden’s lackluster polls have raised real questions within his party about his viability.

President Biden’s choice to seek a second term has drawn criticism from some fellow Democrats who believe, at age 81, he should step aside for a younger candidate. This includes Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who has launched a primary challenge to Biden on exactly that premise.

When announcing his presidential campaign in October, Phillips explicitly argued that Biden is unelectable in 2024 and his nomination would put Democratic control of the White House at risk. In an interview on Meet the Press after declaring his candidacy, Phillips stated bluntly that “if this election was held today, President Biden would lose.”

Phillips warned that re-nominating an 81-year-old Biden would essentially guarantee defeat in the general election, saying “it is an existential threat to the future of the United States of America. That will not happen under my watch.” With this statement, Phillips made clear his view that Biden is destined to fail against the Republican nominee and that putting forward a younger, more vigorous alternative like himself is the only way to keep the White House in Democratic hands.

Phillips has stood by his argument that Biden is not viable, despite the president insisting he is Democrats’ best chance at victory. This clash illustrates the skepticism Biden faces from within his own party as he pursues re-election at an advanced age.

And even Biden seems to realize that he’s not really cut out for the job.

During a fundraising event near Boston on Tuesday, President Biden indicated that he may not have chosen to run for re-election in 2024 if not for the prospect of facing Donald Trump again, saying that “if Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running.”

However, despite lukewarm enthusiasm for a second Biden term, he remains the frontrunner largely because there is no standout Democratic alternative who inspires broad confidence that they could defeat Trump.

Biden currently faces only low-polling, long-shot challengers for the Democratic nomination, namely Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota and author Marianne Williamson. Meanwhile, more prominent Democrats like Vice President Kamala Harris and governors Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer, and J.B. Pritzker lurks as possibilities should Biden unexpectedly withdraw.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday after announcing Ukraine aid, Biden also brushed off Republican accusations about his family’s foreign business deals as he faces impeachment probes by the new GOP House majority.

When asked if he had met with any of his son Hunter’s controversial business associates from China and Ukraine, Biden firmly stated, “I did not. It’s just a bunch of lies,” as he brushed off the question and walked away from the podium.

Biden’s insistence that he can defeat Trump rings hollow. His struggling presidency undermines this arrogant claim. Doubts plague Democrats while Biden clings to delusion.

Another four years of incompetence threatens America’s future. Yet ambition blinds Biden to his weakness. He remains convinced of his supremacy while the country cries for new leadership.

It seems that Biden is a relic of the past. His moment has passed. If Democrats share his pipe dream of victory, they risk catastrophe. To move forward, they must reject Biden’s fantasies, as well as their own, and find a champion grounded in reality.

This election is a choice between past and future. Biden represents yesterday – Trump, tomorrow. The people yearn for change, not stagnation. Democrats must see Biden for what he is – a floundering president destined for defeat, not the vanquisher of Trump he and the Democrats himself to be. If not, Trump’s second term seems to be inevitable

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