Republicans call on Biden to resign

US president has dropped out of the election and endorsed his VP Kamala Harris as Democrat candidate

Following president Joe Biden’s announcement to drop out of the US presidential race, the 81-year old has expressed support for his Vice President Kamala Harris to be the new Democratic party candidate in the upcoming elections, set to be held on November 5 this year. The Republican candidate, former President Donald Trump, was seemingly glad to find out about this turn of events, saying that Harris is a weaker opponent than Biden.

Biden backs Kamala Harris as Democratic party presidential pick

The current US president has withdrawn from the 2024 election following weeks of pressure over his mental and physical state

US President Joe Biden has offered his “full support and endorsement” to Vice President Kamala Harris to be picked as the Democratic Party nominee for the upcoming elections. Biden proclaimed his support on X (formerly Twitter), shortly after announcing his decision to drop out of the race.

Insisting that he would “not accept the nomination” and focus all his “energies” on his presidential duties, Biden said picking Harris as his VP was the “best decision” he made. 

“Today I want to offer my full support and endorsement for Kamala to be the nominee of our party this year. Democrats – it’s time to come together and beat Trump. Let’s do this,” Biden wrote.

Shortly before endorsing Harris, Biden released an open letter to announce his withdrawal from the presidential race. 

“While it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term,” he wrote, promising to address the nation on the matter later on.

Former US President and the Republican Party’s pick Donald Trump was quick to comment on the withdrawal of his likely rival, slamming Biden as the “worst president ever.” Trump also approved of the Harris endorsement, suggesting that defeating her “will be easier than Biden.”

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Trump reacts to Biden exiting race

The Republican presidential candidate mentioned in a phone call to CNN that he believes Vice President Kamala Harris will be easier to defeat

Minutes after US President Joe Biden announced his withdrawal from the 2024 race, former President and Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke with CNN over the phone, asserting that Biden will be remembered as “down as the single worst president by far in the history of our country.”

Trump said that he believes Vice President Kamala Harris will be an easier opponent to defeat than Biden would have been.

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