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Bill Clinton Releases Statement on Joe Biden’s Disastrous Debate Performance


Former President Bill Clinton released a statement regarding Biden’s recent debate performance.

Clinton in a post on X wrote, “I’ll leave the debate rating to the pundits, but here’s what I know: facts and history matter.”

The 42nd President continued, “Joe Biden has given us 3 years of solid leadership, steadying us after the pandemic, creating a record number of new jobs, making real progress solving the climate crisis, and launching a successful effort in reducing inflation, all while pulling us out of the quagmire Donald Trump left us in.”

“That’s what’s really at stake in November,” concluded Clinton.

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Here’s what The Hill reported:

Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on President Biden’s debate performance, noting “facts and history matter.”

“I’ll leave the debate rating to the pundits, but here’s what I know: facts and history matter. Joe Biden has given us 3 years of solid leadership, steadying us after the pandemic, creating a record number of new jobs, making real progress solving the climate crisis, and launching a successful effort in reducing inflation, all while pulling us out of the quagmire Donald Trump left us in,” Clinton posted on social media platform X. “That’s what’s really at stake in November.”

Biden’s shaky debate performance sparked fear and panic among Democrats.

Some even called for him to step aside and allow someone else to run against former President Trump. The White House and Biden’s campaign have slammed the requests, signaling the incumbent is in it for the long haul.

The president held a campaign stop in North Carolina Friday, where he sought to tame the panic. While in Raleigh, he said he is a politician who knows how to “get back up” after he’s been “knocked down.”

CNBC added these details:

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton on Friday tried to do some damage control following President Joe Biden’s debate fumble against his November election opponent, former President Donald Trump.

“Bad debate nights happen. Trust me, I know. But this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and someone who only cares about himself,” Obama said in a post on X, linking to Biden’s campaign website. “Last night didn’t change that, and it’s why so much is at stake in November.”

Several hours later, Clinton mimicked the defensive play.

“I’ll leave the debate rating to the pundits, but here’s what I know: facts and history matter,” Clinton said in his own post on X, following with a brief list of Biden’s accomplishments.

Throughout the 90-minute showdown on Thursday, Biden regularly stumbled, taking mid-sentence pauses to gather his words and tripping over his sentences. The blunders happened even on topics like abortion and the economy, which he tends to be cogent on during campaign rallies and White House events.

The messaging from Obama and Clinton marks a shift in strategy for Democrats as they try to course-correct after Thursday’s flop.



 

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