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Biden Gets a Win as Campaign Struggles, Former Obama Adviser Says


President Joe Biden received a win on Monday following a call with donors, an ex-adviser to former President Barack Obama said.

On Tuesday, Robert Wolf, a former economic adviser to Obama, appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends to speak about a reported call that Biden had with some of his biggest donors amid ongoing concerns about his campaign for a second term in the White House.

“I would look at yesterday as a day that President Biden won. He went on offense, this whole wave of naysayers didn’t take place in Washington, if anything just the opposite happened,” Wolf said. “You had [House Democratic Leader] Hakeem Jeffries show support, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Senator Schumer, Governor Wes Moore, Governor Gavin Newsom, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Governor Josh Shapiro.”

“I think the donor call was excellent. Anytime you have an ad hoc call with 400 people listening and you get the president to chime in, that’s a win…I would call yesterday a winning day for the Democrats,” Wolf added.

The New York Times reported on Monday that Biden joined a call with his campaign’s National Finance Committee to speak about the 2024 presidential race and concerns about his performance in the recent presidential debate against former President Donald Trump.

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US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk to the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 7, 2024, as they return after attending campaign events in Pennsylvania. On July 9, 2024, a…


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Listeners who relayed the contents of the call to The New York Times said that Biden stated: “I have one job, to beat Donald Trump.”

Biden’s decision to join the donor call came amid ongoing concerns about his campaign for a second term in the White House regarding his age and mental acuity. Biden, 81, who has previously faced concerns about his age, received a wave of criticism following his debate performance. Viewers saw that he sounded hoarse and seemed to lack energy, sometimes struggling to answer questions. A Biden aide told Newsweek after the debate that the president was battling a cold during the debate.

Newsweek reached out to Biden’s campaign via email for comment.

On Monday, the Associated Press reported that Biden sent a letter to congressional Democrats saying: “The question of how to move forward has been well-aired for over a week now. And it’s time for it to end.”

Nevertheless, some Democrats had already called on Biden to set aside from his campaign, such as Illinois Representative Mike Quigley and Texas Representative Lloyd Doggett.

Last week, The New York Times published a new report detailing that Biden has spoken with an ally about possibly dropping out of the 2024. However, the report was quickly disputed by White House senior deputy press secretary Andrew Bates, who said: “That claim is absolutely false.”