Biden looked 'nervous', 'panicked' in first presidential debate with Trump

by IANS |

Biden looked 'nervous', 'panicked' in first presidential debate with Trump Washington, June 28 (IANS) US President Joe Biden looked nervous and panicked during his first presidential debate with his challenger Donal Trump for the run-up to the 2024 elections setting the alarm bells for the Democratic camp, with many calling for a change in the candidate of the party Biden looked lost for words and ideas in his responses to questions and attacks from his opponent former President Donald Trump and often gave the impression he did not know where he was and what he was doing. The 81-year-old US President had just one point to prove in a debate that he was capable of running the country for another four years. Biden’s abysmal performance in the debate sent the Democratic party into panic and it was followed by fresh calls for him to step aside and make way for a more able and capable candidate to take on his rival. The President ambled onto the stage with his usual shuffle. He looked grey, bewildered and confused. His responses to questions were stilted and seemed confused even if excused for his childhood stutter. There were reports of panic among Democrats as the debate unfolded as President Biden fumbled for answers. And the last straw for many Democrats was that he did not mention the abortion issue in his closing remarks. The party base is agitated over the loss of abortion rights following the Supreme Court decision overturning decades-old constitutional protection. The two men faced questions on issues ranging from domestic to foreign but the focus from a very early point in the debate was President Biden. He looked old and out of sync with the pressing issues. And as the debate progressed he seemed increasingly challenged to formulate his responses. He stuttered more than usual which showed he was either nervous or panicky. This early debate was sought by him, in part to reverse his low poll numbers. The campaigners argued that Americans needed to hear of his administration’s good work. However, Biden’s abysmal performance on Thursday night is more likely to push voters away from the Democrats. --IANS yrj/dan

Latest News
Sensex trades flat ahead of Union Budget Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 10:34 AM
FM Nirmala Sitharaman set to present her 7th Budget, major reforms expected Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 10:01 AM
Over four lakh devotees perform ongoing Amarnath Yatra in 24 days Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 09:54 AM
Tech firm Kakao's founder arrested over alleged stock manipulation Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 09:46 AM
Tour de France winner Pogacar pulls out of Paris Olympics Tue, Jul 23, 2024, 09:28 AM
What BHU students expect from Budget 2024: Funding for research, hostel, job opportunities Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 05:01 PM
Mizoram's Aizawl to become 4th state capital in NE to have rail link by next year Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:55 PM
Don't share video circulated by terrorists: J&K Police warns public Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:52 PM
Major allocations likely for six guarantees in Telangana's full budget Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:50 PM
Root is so special that he could eventually overtake Sachin: Vaughan Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:48 PM
HM Amit Shah's verbal assault on Pawar-Thackeray evoke strong reactions from MVA, NCP Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:46 PM
Odisha Assembly session: Oppn stages walkout during Governor's address Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:44 PM
14 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks in Khan Younis: Health authorities Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:43 PM
No special status to Bihar, reiterates Centre in Lok Sabha; RJD takes 'toy' jibe Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:37 PM
AI, machine learning job roles see 433 pc rise since 2022: Study Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 04:34 PM