NEW YORK: US President Joe Biden, who’s elevating money for his re-election marketing campaign whereas visiting New York for conferences with world leaders, acknowledged considerations about his age on Monday (Sep 18) however said he was running as a result of democracy was nonetheless at stake.
“A lot of people seem focused on my age. Nicely I get it. Imagine me, I do know higher than anybody,” Biden, 80, instructed supporters at a fundraiser on Monday night.
Biden defeated former president Donald Trump, a Republican who ran on a “Make America Nice Once more” (MAGA) slogan within the 2020 election and should face him once more subsequent yr; Trump is the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
“I’m operating as a result of democracy is at stake,” Biden mentioned. “And let there be no query, Donald Trump and his MAGA Republicans are decided to destroy American democracy. And I’ll at all times defend, defend and struggle for our democracy.”
Biden will handle the United Nations Common Meeting on Tuesday and is anticipated to press leaders to proceed to assist Ukraine within the battle with Russia. The president has sought to rally the world to face as much as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Trump famous in an interview that aired on Sunday with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he had gotten alongside nicely with Putin whereas saying he had additionally been onerous on Russia as president.
“I can’t facet with dictators like Putin. Possibly Trump and his MAGA associates can bow down, however I received’t,” Biden mentioned.