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Biden in Wisconsin: ‘I will beat Trump again in 2020’

In a defiant speech to Wisconsin supporters, President Biden said, ‘I’m running and going to win again’

By Megan Barth, July 5, 2024 4:34 pm

Today, President Joe Biden delivered a defiant speech to a few hundred Wisconsin supporters, refusing to leave the presidential race despite many of his Democratic colleagues requesting he drop out after his disastrous performance at last week’s CNN debate.

“There’s been a lot of speculation: What’s Joe going to do? Is he going to stay in the race? Is he going to drop out?” the 81-year-old president said. “Here’s my answer: I’m running and going to win again.”

“I’m the nominee of the Democratic Party,” Biden said. “You voted for me to be your nominee — no one else.”

“Some folks don’t seem to care who you voted for. Guess what? They are trying to push me out of the race. Let me say this as clearly as I can: I’m staying in the race.”

“I will beat Donald Trump,” the president said. “I will beat him again in 2020.”

Biden then corrected himself moments later, telling the small crowd: “By the way, we’re going to do it again in 2024.”

Since last Thursday’s debate, the New York Times and the Atlanta Journal Constitution published editorials calling on the embattled president to drop out of the race and numerous post-debate polls showed the president underwater against former President Donald J. Trump.

New polling conducted by National Public Affairs shows former President Donald J. Trump leading President Joe Biden by 10 points in Nevada in a head-to-head matchup.

Of the polled respondents, 26 percent cite inflation as the most important issue. “Threats to democracy” and immigration round out their top three concerns, with abortion coming in a distant fourth. Since Biden assumed office, consumer prices have risen over 19 percent.

In March, The Globe reported that Nevada’s inflation rate rose to a whopping 21.6 percent. Relative to January 2021 prices, Nevadans are paying an additional $1,168 per month, or $27,782 per year, for basic household expenses.

Despite his legal battles, former President Trump has maintained a lead over Biden in the Silver States in numerous polls conducted pre and post debate.

Post debate, a 10-point lead among Hispanics and 17-point lead among Independents – two groups that Trump lost in 2020 – are driving his 12-point electoral swing.

Registered Independent voters outnumber Republican and Democrats in the battleground state and Democratic registrations have dwindled from a 4 percent lead to a mere 1.5 percent lead over GOP registrations since the 2020 general election.

Trump has yet to win Nevada, losing, on average, by two to three points against Hillary Clinton and President Biden. Since 2008, Republican presidential candidates have lost Nevada to their Democratic rivals.

Despite the growing concern over Biden’s cognitive decline, Nevada’s Democratic congressional delegation has remained silent.

The social media accounts of “Ridin’ with Biden” Rep. Dina Titus and Reps. Steven Horsford and Susie Lee have yet to signal their support. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has also remained silent, but is not up for reelection until 2020.  Senator Jacky Rosen, who votes with Biden 93 percent of the time, has been asked by her GOP challenger Sam Brown is she will continue to support the ailing president. She has yet to provide a response and has also remained silent in the wake of the backlash.

At a rally in Las Vegas last month, Trump encouraged Nevadans to defeat “Biden-loving Radical Left Senator Jacky Rosen.” “We should win that race against Rosen,” Trump said in an interview with the Review-Journal. “She’s terrible. She’s been a terrible senator, has no respect in Washington, and I think we should win that race.”

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