Biden blasts “elites” urging him to exit race in surprise interview

Source: CNBC

“President Joe Biden defended his place at the top of the Democratic ticket Monday in a surprise television interview on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ after more lawmakers and donors came forward over the weekend with concerns about his reelection bid. ‘I’m not going anywhere,’ Biden said in the phone interview. ‘I absolutely believe that I am the best candidate to beat Donald Trump in 2024.’ ‘I’m getting so frustrated by the elites in the party’ calling on him to step down, the president fumed. ‘I don’t care what the millionaires think.’ Biden’s comments came after a weekend where his political wounds only deepened, despite his efforts to stem the bleeding. During House Democrats’ closed-door virtual meeting on Sunday, four more Democratic representatives expressed that they think Biden should exit the 2024 race, according to an NBC News report.” (07/08/24)