Barack Obama concerned Joe Biden could lose in 2024

 December 18, 2023

Former President Barack Obama is concerned that President Joe Biden could lose his reelection run in 2024, according to a new report.

The Wall Street Journal noted the concerns by Obama with less than a year before the next presidential election.

With polling for Biden as bad as it is, Obama's concerns are more than valid, and it wouldn't be the first time he expressed his doubts about his former VP.

The details

"With former President Donald Trump forging ahead in polls, and concerns about the president’s age, immigration, Israel policy, and economic plan denting confidence all while son Hunter Biden appears to be providing an endless media distraction, the quoted source familiar with Obama’s thinking described the former president as troubled," Breitbart News reported.

"Trump has the edge over Joe Biden in seven crucial swing states in hypothetical match-ups with the 2024 general election less than a year away, according to a Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll," it added.

The former president has beaten Biden in several national polls, sparking greater concern among the entirety of the Democratic Party.

The situation

"Those with concerns include former President Barack Obama, who 'knows this is going to be a close race' and 'feels that Democrats very well could lose' the 2024 election, according to a person familiar with his thinking," the Wall Street Journal reported.

"Obama worries that 'the alternative is pretty dangerous for democracy,' the person said," it noted.

Trump responds

"Remember this: Joe Biden is a threat to democracy," Trump told his rally in a speech that aired live and in its entirety on Newsmax. "He's a threat."

"Trump frequently taunts the 'fake news media' in his praise of dictators, and Saturday's was as pointed as ever," it continued.

Obama's concerns add to warnings from other Democrats who see the 2024 shifting away from Biden. The change would be a massive loss for the party that also led the Senate and House prior to the 2022 midterms.

The momentum would also impact the down-ballot as other Democrats could lose votes with more turnout for Trump next year.

The election is expected to be a controversial one and the talk is already heating up far ahead of November 2024 as Trump and Biden could face a rematch for the White House.

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