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Trump Predicts Biden Will Remain in 2024 Presidential Race, Criticizes Debate Performance

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In a Monday night interview, former President Donald Trump expressed his belief that President Joe Biden will continue his campaign for re-election, despite mounting concerns about his mental fitness and calls for him to step aside.

“I think he might very well stay in,” Trump told Sean Hannity on Fox News. This interview marked Trump’s first public remarks since Biden’s heavily criticized performance in their recent presidential debate.

Trump suggested that Biden’s decision to stay in the race is driven by his ego. “He has an ego and he doesn’t want to quit,” Trump stated, implying that personal pride might outweigh external pressures for Biden to bow out.

During the CNN-hosted debate in Atlanta, Biden frequently appeared to lose his train of thought, often speaking incoherently and looking dazed. Trump, seizing on these moments, gave a detailed account of the debate, emphasizing Biden’s apparent struggles.

“It was a strange debate because within a couple of minutes, his answers didn’t make a lot of sense,” Trump remarked. He elaborated on his strategy during the debate, noting that he deliberately avoided looking at Biden for most of the time.

“I did take a couple of peeks when he was giving some really bad answers,” Trump said. “They weren’t even answers; they were just words put together that had no meaning or sense.”

The former president’s comments come amid a backdrop of increasing scrutiny over Biden’s cognitive abilities.

Critics have pointed to various instances where Biden appeared confused or forgetful, arguing that these episodes raise serious questions about his capacity to serve another term as president.

Supporters of Biden, however, dismiss these concerns as overblown, attributing any minor lapses to the pressures of the office and the rigorous demands of the campaign trail.

They argue that Biden’s extensive experience and policy knowledge more than compensate for any perceived cognitive decline.

Trump’s interview is likely to intensify the ongoing debate about Biden’s fitness for office, with the 2024 presidential election drawing closer.

Both candidates are expected to face rigorous scrutiny as they vie for the highest office in the land, with their respective health and mental acuity becoming focal points of discussion.

As the campaign season heats up, voters will be closely watching both candidates’ public appearances, debates, and interviews, assessing not just their policy proposals but also their ability to effectively lead the country.

Trump’s comments highlight the contentious and personal nature of this upcoming election, underscoring the high stakes involved for both parties.

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