Bill Clinton Defends Biden’s Leadership Following Debate Performance

Former President Bill Clinton has come to the defense of President Joe Biden after his terrifyingly bad performance in the recent debate against former President Donald Trump. Clinton took to social media to highlight Biden’s accomplishments over the past three years, emphasizing the positive impacts of his leadership.

In his post, Clinton praised Biden for creating a significant number of new jobs, making strides in addressing the climate crisis, and successfully reducing inflation. “I’ll leave the debate rating to the pundits, but here’s what I know: fact and history matter,” Clinton wrote. “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.”

Clinton’s defense came after former President Barack Obama also voiced support for Biden, acknowledging that “bad debate nights happen” but stressing the stakes of the upcoming election. “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 stated.

Despite Clinton and Obama’s endorsements, Biden’s debate performance caused concern among Democrats, media members, and party donors. Many felt that Biden’s age and apparent difficulties during the debate were troubling. At several points, Biden seemed confused, struggled with a hoarse voice, and repeated debunked claims. His closing statement was particularly challenging, as he made numerous errors.

While some have suggested replacing Biden as the Democratic nominee, the Biden campaign remains steadfast, insisting that he will not drop out of the race. Biden himself acknowledged his struggles but reaffirmed his commitment to the campaign. In a post, he admitted, “I might not walk as easily or talk as smoothly,” or even “debate as well” as he once did, but emphasized his determination to continue.

Clinton’s support aims to reassure Democrats and voters about Biden’s capabilities and achievements, focusing on the broader picture of his presidency rather than a single debate performance. As the election approaches, Biden’s team and supporters like Clinton and Obama continue to emphasize the progress made under his administration and the importance of maintaining that momentum.