"No One Is Pushing Me Out" Biden Tells Staff As New NYT Poll Shows Trump Lead Widening

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Jul 03, 2024 - 02:55 PM


  • The NY Times now reports that Biden is questioning the future of his candidacy, and this week may decide it all

  • The White House came out to quickly deny the report

  • Biden tells staff "No one is pushing me out"

  • Former President Obama has expressed concerns over Joe Biden

  • White House staff is freaked out that Hunter Biden (clearances?) has been sitting in on meetings

  • Kamala Harris' odds have been soaring in betting markets as a result of the above malarkey

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Update (1355ET): According to AP, Biden told campaign staff "No one is pushing me out" during a Wednesday call.

Would he even know though?

Meanwhile, a new NYT/Siena poll reveals that Trump now leads Biden 49%-43% among likely voters.

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Update (1055ET): With knives out and all eyes on Kamala, President Biden has reportedly 'told a key ally that he knows he may not be able to salvage his candidacy' if he can't convince the public in the coming days that he's up for the job, the NY Times reports.

"He knows if he has two more events like that, we’re in a different place" by the end of the weekend said the ally, referring to last Thursday's debacle of a debate.

The conversation is the first indication to become public that the president is seriously considering whether he can recover after a devastating performance on the debate stage in Atlanta on Thursday. Concerns are mounting about his viability as a candidate and whether he could serve as president for another four years.

A top adviser to Mr. Biden, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the situation, said the president was “well aware of the political challenge he faces.” -NYT

We're shocked Biden can 'weigh' anything given his condition, but the White House says the Times report is 'absolutely false.'

As we noted earlier, odds of Kamala Harris facing off with Trump in November spiked overnight, and then accelerated even higher upon the NYT report, only to pull back shortly thereafter after the White House denied.

And the denial...

What a time to be alive!

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While Former President Barack Obama has publicly supported sockpuppet president Joe Biden following last Thursday's unprecedented debate, he has privately told allies that the path to victory 'grew more challenging' following an abject debacle for the Democrats.

According to 'several people familiar with his remarks,' and perhaps most notably conveyed via the Washington Post, not only has Obama grown more concerned following the debate (and having to physically guide the 81-year-old off of a stage last month), the former president "has long harbored worries about his party defeating Donald Trump in November, repeatedly warning Biden in recent months about how challenging it will be to win reelection."

Not only that, "Just before the debate, Obama conveyed to allies his concerns about the state of the race."

So Obama gets to save face, while adding to the growing chorus of Democrats who have expressed everything from quiet panic to public hints, to outright calls for Biden to drop out of the race.

What The Hell Is Happening?

Meanwhile in the ivory tower, White House aides are reportedly freaked out that crack addict, China profiteer, Ukraine energy expert, convicted felon Hunter Biden is in the building helping to counsel his father in Jill's time of crisis.

According to NBC News' Ken Deilanian, White House staff are asking "What the hell is happening," after a report that Hunter has been sitting in on meetings.

We can only imagine the scene:

The knives are definitely out...