Joe Biden insists in a letter to congressmen that he will continue in the race against Donald Trump | United States | United States Elections 2024 | latest | WORLD

The president of , sent a strong letter to the Democratic senators and legislators of Congress on Monday in which he claimed to be the legitimate candidate of his party and insisted that he will continue in the presidential race against despite criticism.

“I want you to know that despite all the speculation in the press and elsewhere, I am firmly committed to staying in this raceto reach the end and defeat Donald Trumphe claimed.

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The Democrat said he would not run for president again “if I didn’t believe absolutely” what is “the best person to beat” to the former Republican president (2017-2021).

Biden He said that, after the criticism unleashed by his poor performance in the presidential debate of last June 27, has had “extensive conversations with party leaders, elected officials, grassroots members and voters”.

I have heard people’s concerns and fears expressed in good faith about what is at stake in this election. I am no stranger to it.“said the 81-year-old president, who will aspire to the re-election on November 5th after being confirmed at the Democratic Party convention in August.

These days, he said, Bidenhas also received numerous “expressions of affection”. “I am grateful for the strong and steadfast support of so many elected Democrats in Congress and across the country.”he claimed.

Biden He also highlighted the importance of the primary elections that have been held in several states in which, without another powerful candidate to overshadow him, he emerged as the winner. In these processes, he said, he received more than 14 million votes87% of the votes cast.

I have almost 3,900 delegateswhich makes me the presumptive candidate of our party by a wide margin”he stressed in reference to his majority in the face of the convention.

The president said he refuses to say that this process does not matter.Voters of the Democratic Party have voted. I have been chosen to be the party’s candidate“, he claimed.

I feel a deep obligation to the faith and trust that the voters of the Democratic Party have placed their trust in me to run this year. It was their decision. Not the press, not the pundits, not the big donors, not any select group of people, no matter how well-intentioned they may be. Voters, and only voters, decide the Democratic Party candidate“, he stressed.

Following his questionable performance in the debate and constant criticism for his advanced age, Biden is facing voices within the Democratic caucus that advocate for him to withdraw from the race.

This Sunday, for example, the newspaper New York Times published that at least ten democratic congressmen There have been calls for him to drop out of the race.

However, although a few days ago he acknowledged the mistakes he made in the debate and assured that he was going to reflect on it, Biden has always stood firm and refused to back down.

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