Biden, New York Times: “Leave,” Campaign Staff: “Chaos Will Ensue”

After the first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, multiple rumors are encouraging the current president to take a step back and withdraw from the race. The reason is the disastrous impression the Democratic leader made in front of CNN cameras on June 28, where he at times appeared disoriented, disengaged, and no longer fit to hold the office of President of the United States of America due to his advanced age of 81.

Among all the writings, the New York Times article with the headline “To Serve His Country, President Biden Should Leave the Race” stands out, while the Time magazine simply titled it “Panic” and, with the photo of Biden preparing to leave the confines of the cover, a clear hint of leaving the stage.

However, Biden seems determined not to give up: On June 29, he spoke at a fundraising event in New York City, explaining: “I didn’t have the best night, but neither did Trump. Donald Trump is a real threat… Trump will destroy democracy. I will protect it.” Earlier, he explained: “I know I’m not young, stating the obvious. I know how to get the job done. I wouldn’t participate again if I didn’t believe I could do it.”

Although the Democratic Party is in disarray, the president’s campaign staff seems determined not to abandon him under any circumstances. In a fundraising appeal to the followers, reported by BBC, Biden’s deputy chief of campaign staff Rob Flaherty explained that the president’s departure would “only lead to weeks of chaos. That would be the best possible way for Donald Trump to win. (…) Most importantly: Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee, period. End of story. The voters have cast their ballots. He won by a wide margin. And if he were to leave, this would create weeks of chaos, strife, and a group of candidates limping through a brutal congressional battle, while Donald Trump would have time to speak to American voters unimpeded.”