Headline RoundupJuly 5th, 2024

Biden Stumbles Over Words in Post-Debate Interview

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Biden on Thursday mistakenly called himself a black woman in an interview with Philadelphia’s WURD radio station.

The Details: On Thursday, Biden appeared in interviews with WURD and The Earl Ingram Show, both boasting majority black audiences. Facing backlash from across the political spectrum since his debate performance,  Biden not only referred to himself as “the first black woman to serve with a Black president,” but also said he’s "the first president to be elected in Delaware.” Biden can also be heard abruptly stopping in the middle of answers and struggling to discern his policy stances from those of former President Donald Trump.

For Context: Biden maintained amongst calls to step down from the race that he is “not going anywhere,” and is slated to interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos tonight.

How the Media Covered It: Media on all sides of the spectrum covered the story. Many on the left, such as the New York Times (Lean Left bias), have been calling for Biden to concede in the 2024 presidential race since his performance at the debate, with Thursday’s interviews only fueling those calls. Outlets on the right tended to also highlight Biden’s mistakes, echoing calls from the left that he should step down from the race, which allows for a seemingly rare bit of common ground on the issue. Some on the left still bolster support for Biden’s campaign run, saying that if Biden should step down, so should Trump.

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