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Elon Musk Has Interesting Theory About Biden-Trump Debate

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Billionaire Elon Musk believes the debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump in late June was more than political theater.

Musk took to his X platform shortly after the debate to give his thoughts, writing in response to a post from billionaire venture capitalist David Sacks:  “They’re just talking puppets. It was a setup for a switch.”

Sacks wrote, “Watching the CNN commentators put the knife in Biden’s back is actually sickening. No loyalty. No remorse. It’s just gross.”

University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato said during a CNN segment that the race between Biden and Trump is “no longer close” while dismissing the idea that the former could make up much ground doing an interview with ABC News or some rallies to tighten the gap.

“I don’t think [President Biden] can change the dynamic with one interview,” he said. “I suppose you’d say stop the bleeding and the bleeding has been bad. I mean, we’ve been looking at all the data coming in, all the surveys — some public, some private — and it’s bad. Democrats need to understand that things are not stable and it is no longer close. The race between Biden and Trump is no longer close.”

“Just take the four last week, including CNN’s poll — all of them were in agreement, which you rarely see even with well-conducted polls: Biden, who was really maybe even, maybe two points behind Trump, is now — at least in unison in these polls — six points behind,” Sabato added. “That’s millions and millions of voters. And what is it that’s going to restore them? A good interview, a good rally? Come on.”

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First Lady Jill Biden says she is “all in” on her husband’s bid to keep his job and rejected calls for him to drop out of the 2024 race.

“Joe has made it clear he is all in,” she told the crowd in North Carolina. “That’s the decision he’s made. And just as he has always supported my career, I am all in too.”

Later on Monday, the first lady will also be at campaign events in Florida and Georgia. Biden, on the other hand, has no public events planned.

Jill’s backing comes at a time when Biden is trying to stop people in his own party from telling him to quit the race. His critics say that the fact that he did so badly in the discussion with former President Trump shows that he is no longer qualified to be president.

So far, Biden has turned down calls to pull out. On Monday, he wrote a letter to House Democrats asking them to drop the subject.

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President Biden has reaffirmed his dedication to his 2024 campaign in a letter to Congressional Democrats.

The letter chastised Democratic legislators who had urged Biden to pull out after his poor debating performance against former President Trump. Biden asked Democrats to let go of the matter and push forward unitedly.

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“This morning, I sent a letter to my fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill. In it, I shared my thoughts about this moment in our campaign. It’s time to come together, move forward as a unified party, and defeat Donald Trump,” Biden wrote.

Biden wrote in the letter that he “declined” to step aside and argues it is time for the party drama “to end.”

“Now that you have returned from the July 4th recess, I want you to know that despite all the speculation in the press and elsewhere, I am firmly committed to staying in this race, to running this race to the end, and to beating Donald Trump,” Biden wrote. “I have had extensive conversations with the leadership of the party, elected officials, rank and file members, and most importantly, Democratic voters over these past 10 days or so. I have heard the concerns that people have – their good faith fears and worries about what is at stake in this election. I am not blind to them.”

“I can respond to all this by saying clearly and unequivocally: I wouldn’t be running again if I did not absolutely believe I was the best person to beat Donald Trump in 2024. We had a Democratic nomination process and the voters have spoken clearly and decisively,” the letter added.

Biden continued: “I received over 14 million votes, 87% of the votes cast across the entire nominating process. I have nearly 3,900 delegates, making me the presumptive nominee of our party by a wide margin. This was a process open to anyone who wanted to run. Only three people chose to challenge me. One fared so badly that he left the primaries to run as an independent. Another attacked me for being too old and was soundly defeated. The voters of the Democratic Party have voted. They have chosen me to be the nominee of the party.”

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“Do we now just say this process didn’t matter? That the voters don’t have a say?” Biden asked.

Biden followed up that letter with a Monday morning appearance on MSNBC, warning Democrats against trying to force his hand.

“The bottom line here is that we’re not going anywhere — I am not going anywhere,” he said.

“Run against me. Announce for president. Challenge me at the convention,” Biden added.

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