Amid concerns about President Joe Biden’s old age, decreasing cognitive ability and diminishing popularity, famed radio host and comedian Charlamagne tha God recently called for the president to provide the U.S. with the “ultimate Christmas gift and step aside.”
During a recent appearance on “The Daily Show,” Charlamagne said that Biden believes he will win the 2024 presidential election, “but the polls say otherwise.”
Charlemagne said he’d like to see Biden step up his game against former President Donald Trump.
“The way I want him stepping in to defend me at a bar fight. I appreciate you caring but I don’t like our chances,” the prominent radio host said.
Although several other Republicans are going head-to-head against Trump for their party’s presidential nomination, it appears the former president will end up the nominee, according to poll numbers which have repeatedly shown him trouncing his competitors.
On the Democratic side of the aisle, author Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) have mounted presidential bids against Biden, but polls show the president leading his challengers. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. initially ran as a Democrat against the president but switched to an independent.
If reelected in 2024, Biden would be 86 years old at the end of his second term.
Biden recently answered questions from reporters concerning the Democratic Party’s chances of defeating Trump in 2024.
“Mr. President, do you think there is any Democrat who could defeat Donald Trump other than you,” a reporter asked.
“Probably 50 of them. I’m not the only one to beat him, but I will defeat him,” Biden replied.
Biden says there are "50" Democrats who can beat Trump. Can't name a single one. pic.twitter.com/7pq1etzMyg
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) December 6, 2023
Although Biden seems confident that he can overtake Trump in 2024, polls show the opposite. A recently released survey by Emerson College showed that in a hypothetical five-way race between Trump, Biden, Kennedy, Cornel West and Jill Stein, the former president defeats Biden 43-37%.
The executive director of Emerson College, Spencer Kimball, said that the ever-increasing cost of living in the U.S. has greatly shifted the perception of many young Americans regarding Biden’s tenure.
“The financial concerns and emotional strain among younger voters regarding the cost of living are influencing their perception of President Biden’s leadership,” Kimball said.