Written by Ashton Snyder on
 July 7, 2024

Trump Remains Calm as Democrats Question Biden's Future

Following the June 27 presidential debate, Joe Biden's performance has led to rising internal concerns among leading Democrats and donors regarding his continued viability as a candidate..

During this period, former President Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate, has been relatively silent, speculatively preferring Biden as his opponent while making minimal use of his Truth Social platform, as Just the News reports.

In the wake of the recent debate, Biden has faced criticism centered on his age and mental sharpness, with Reps. Lloyd Doggett and Raúl Grijalva, both Democrats, urging Biden to reconsider his reelection efforts. Additionally, reports have surfaced that donors might withdraw their financial support for Biden’s campaign, a fact further complicated by Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner’s reported request for a conference discussion about Biden's campaign strategy moving forward.

Unvoiced Trump Campaign Intentions

Corey Lewandowski, a former adviser to Trump, has indicated that no one within the former president's team has openly advocated for Biden to step down from the presidential race.

After the debate, Trump’s campaign appearances have largely concentrated on critiques of Biden's policies rather than personal attacks, including a recent event in Virginia where he emphasized Biden’s competency issues over age factors. Trump remarked that Biden's real issue lies in his competence, drawing comparisons to older individuals achieving significant successes, emphasizing that age is not the root problem.

Muted Social Media Presence By Trump

On social media, Trump has maintained a noticeably restricted presence. His Truth Social updates have primarily highlighted favorable opinion polls, a message for the Fourth of July, and various political endorsements.

Political analysts suggest that Trump’s quieter approach could be strategic, considering their close ages and Trump’s possible preference to face Biden in the general election. Trump’s campaign has refrained from commenting on his reduced social media engagement but emphasized his patriotic post on the Fourth of July.

Adding to the speculation, a leaked video emerged on Wednesday showing Trump predicting that Biden would exit the race, consequently positioning Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic candidate. Trump expressed a controversial opinion on Harris' potential candidacy.

Calls For a Bare-Bones Debate

In the same leaked footage, Trump proposed a focused debate format featuring fewer participant conduct restrictions, suggesting this would allow for in-depth scrutiny of Biden's cognitive abilities. This leaked footage has intensified discussions about the high stakes of the 2024 presidential election, with Trump leveraging all available platforms to cast doubt on Biden's suitability as president.

Meanwhile, the pressure continues to mount on Biden from within his party. Reports of fundraising challenges and calls for strategic reevaluation indicate a tumultuous path ahead for the incumbent President. Warner's push for a conference meeting reflects growing unease among Democratic ranks about Biden’s prospects. As discussions unfold, the political landscape becomes increasingly strained with uncertainties surrounding the Democratic nomination.

Trump’s limited but sharp social media entries persist in accentuating Biden's alleged policy failures and calling for clear demonstrations of competency. His Fourth of July message was topped off with endorsements but remained focused on broader national concerns.

Broad Political Implications

As the potential GOP candidate, Trump’s comparative silence might also be a calculated measure, choosing to avoid direct confrontations over personal attributes and let Biden’s internal party conflicts unfold. This strategy allows him to focus on wider conservative narratives.

As the debate aftermath continues to reverberate through both parties, Trump's stance and the Democrats' introspection set the stage for a contentious 2024 election cycle. Biden’s camp faces critical moments as party leaders and donors weigh their options.

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