- Biden responded to a reporter about whether his trip to California is to put Newsom on deck to replace him on the 2024 ballot amid concerns about his deteriorating mental fitness.
- Newsom has repeatedly said he has no plans to launch a 2024 presidential bid against Biden, but some speculate the Democratic Party has different plans.
- Joe Rogan said on his podcast: “I think they’re going to get rid of [Biden]…I would say they are preparing Gavin Newsom for that.’
President Joe Biden did not appear prepared to be asked if his next trip to California will be to come up with a backup plan amid questions about its viability in 2024.
A reporter asked, ahead of Biden’s campaign visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday, whether California Gov. Gavin Newsom should “wait” for the Democratic Party to elect him to appear on the ballot.
‘Are you ready?’ Biden responded as he spoke to members of the press gathered on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for the West Coast.
‘I’m looking at you. We are looking at them,” added the president.
President Joe Biden, 81, responded to a reporter who questioned whether his visit to California on Tuesday will serve to put Gov. Gavin Newsom on deck to replace him as the Democratic presidential candidate in 2024.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (R) has repeatedly said he has no plans to launch a 2024 presidential bid against Biden (L), but some speculate the Democratic Party has different plans.
Biden, 81, participates in a campaign reception in Los Angeles on Tuesday night amid growing concerns about his fitness for office.
Podcaster Joe Rogan predicted Newsom will end up on the Democratic ticket in 2024.
“I think they’re going to get rid of him… I would say they’re setting up Gavin Newsom,” he said last week.
Democrats will hold their nominating convention in Chicago, Illinois, in August, where the party will decide which candidate will officially appear on the 2024 ballot.
Republicans will hold their nomination contest in July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Many expected the remaining competitor, Nikki Haley, to withdraw, leaving former President Donald Trump with an open path to victory.
But Biden said Tuesday that he doesn’t care who he faces in the November general election.
‘Who would you like to face in November: Nikki Haley or Donald Trump?’ asked a journalist.
‘Oh, I don’t care,’ an apathetic Biden responded.
While there have long been questions about Biden’s physical and mental fitness, the Justice Department report released this month multiplied those concerns when special counsel Robert Hur classified the president as “a sympathetic, well-intentioned old man with a short memory.” “.
The report, which did not recommend charging Biden for mishandling classified documents, also included phrases such as ‘diminished faculties’ when describing the president’s mental state.
A poll released just days after the report emerged found a staggering 86 percent of voters saying they do not believe Biden is mentally fit for a second term.
“I think they’re going to get rid of [Biden]…I would say they’re grooming Gavin Newsom for this,’ political commentator Joe Rogan speculated on his podcast last week.
Currently, Biden is running virtually unopposed in the Democratic primary. And Governor Newsom has repeatedly assured that he has no intentions of challenging the president in 2024.
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) is still in the Democratic primary race, but has barely gained traction in his long-shot bid.
Political commentator Joe Rogan predicted on a recent episode of his show that the Democratic Party is preparing to bring in Newsom to replace Biden in the 2024 presidential bid.
Rogan’s guest, Chris Williamson, expressed the conundrum: “Basically, you can’t prosecute this guy because he’s non compos mentis, but you can let him run for president of the United States in November.”
—Don’t you think it’s a ruse that he’s running for president? Rogan asked, casting doubt on whether Biden will make it to November.
“I think they are going to get rid of him, I think they are going to remove him, they are going to force him to resign,” he added.
“If I had to guess, and it’s just speculation, I would say they are setting up a trap for Gavin Newsom.”