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Biden's Spouse Says He Will Continue Presidential Race Despite Poor Debate Performance

© AP Photo / Evan VucciPresident Joe Biden visits a presidential debate watch party, Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Joe Biden visits a presidential debate watch party, Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) - Sputnik International, 1920, 01.07.2024
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden's spouse, First Lady Jill Biden, has said he will continue competing in the ongoing presidential race in spite of his poor performance at the first debate against former President Donald Trump.
Last Thursday, Biden faced off against Trump in a CNN-hosted debate in Atlanta. Biden's performance reportedly sparked concerns among Democrats and raised questions about the future of his candidacy. Despite admitting his poor performance, Biden and his campaign assured the public that they would not end the reelection bid.
“[We] will not let those 90 minutes define the four years he’s been president. We will continue to fight … [Biden] will always do what's best for the country,” the US first lady told Vogue magazine.
The report described the first lady as Biden's closest confidant and advocate.
Last week, US media reported that Biden will not drop out of the race for the US presidency unless his closest circle decides so. The inner circle reportedly includes his wife, his younger sister Valerie, adviser Ted Kaufman and a small group of White House advisers.
The New York Times Editorial in an op-ed wrote on Friday that Biden should suspend his presidential campaign after a poor showing at the first presidential debate and let a fresh new Democratic candidate take his place.
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