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George Clooney Calls for Joe Biden to Withdraw from US Presidential Race

The voice of an actor could count more than that of a large part of the Democratic Party that for many weeks, quietly, has been asking that Joe Biden leave the race for the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States. Now George Clooney intervenes and asks, openly, the withdrawal of the current president from the race for re-election to the White House.

It is not a stolen phrase, it is not a retractable statement, it is written in black and white on the New York Timesone of the most prestigious American newspapers that had already asked the president to step aside. “He can’t win his race against time. None of us can. It’s terrible to say but the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at a fundraiser was not the Joe Biden of 2010. He was not the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same person we saw at the debate,” Clooney wrote.

Always a Democrat, Clooney also remembers him in the open letter, and always engaged in politics. «I love Joe Biden. As a senator. As vice president and as president. I consider him a friend and I believe in him. I believe in his character. I believe in his morality. In the last four years he has won many of the battles he has faced. But the only battle he can’t win is the one against time».

George Clooney and US President Joe Biden

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Other well-known figures have called for the president to step down. Stephen King did so on X: “Joe Biden has been a good president, but it’s time, in the best interest of all Americans, for him to step down from the race for reelection to the White House.”

George Clooney also doesn’t mince words when talking about the debate and Biden’s condition. “Was he tired? YES. A cold? Maybe. But our party leaders need to stop telling us that 51 million people didn’t see what we just saw. We’re all so terrified by the prospect of a second Trump term that we’ve decided to ignore every warning sign. The interview with George Stephanopoulos only reinforced what we had seen the week before. As Democrats, we collectively hold our breath or turn down the volume every time we see the president, whom we respect, exit Air Force One or return to the microphone to answer an unscripted question.”

The actor says that you can’t bury your head in the sand and pray for a miracle in November. You have to tell the truth and Clooney’s request is that Democratic leaders come out and convince Biden to desist. Above all, it is an appeal to have courage, to focus on young people, to put divisions aside. “Joe Biden is a hero; he saved democracy in 2020. We need him to do it again in 2024.”. stepping aside.

Source: Vanity Fair

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