Biden Calls Into 'Morning Joe' About Staying in the Race

President Biden called into MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" on Monday. He proclaimed he’s staying in the 2024 presidential race.

"We’re not going anywhere. I am not going anywhere," Biden said to hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

"I wouldn’t be running if I didn’t absolutely believe I am the best candidate to beat Donald Trump in 2024," he added. "We had a democratic nominating process. I won 14 million votes."

After Brzezinski introduced him as the "presumptive Democratic nominee," Biden laughed. "I’m more than the presumptive. I’m going to be the nominee," he stated.

Speaking from the White House, Biden noted his recent travels. He’s been making sure his "instinct" was right about the party still wanting him. He’s faced calls to step aside after debate performance issues and reports of cognitive decline.

He suggested his travels dispel the notion that Trump has gained significant voter support since the June 27 debate.

Brzezinski asked about his tough debate and how he could prevent a repeat. "Look at my career. I have not had many of those nights. It was a terrible night, and I regret it," Biden responded.

Despite concerns, Biden noted he defeated Trump in 2020 and would do it again. "He’s just a liar. He hasn’t done a damn thing since the debate. He’s been riding around in a golf cart for ten days in Mar-a-Lago," Biden said.

The debate fallout has led many to call for Biden to pass the baton. Brzezinski listed newspapers and Democratic figures suggesting he step aside.

"I don’t care what those big names said," Biden told "Morning Joe." "They were wrong in 2020. They were wrong in 2022. They’re wrong in 2024."

Biden predicted the average American won’t move away from him. He dismissed claims of losing support among Black voters.

"Remember all this talk about how I don’t have the Black support. Give me a break. Come with me. Watch!" Biden shouted.

"I’m frustrated by the elites — not you guys — the elites in the party. If you don’t think I should run, run against me. Challenge me at the convention," Biden concluded.

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