Trump Predicts Biden Will Stay In Race Due To ‘Ego’

Former President Donald Trump has speculated that President Joe Biden will continue his 2024 presidential campaign, attributing this decision to Biden’s ego. In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Trump expressed his belief that Biden is determined to remain the Democratic nominee despite growing calls for him to step down.

“It looks to me like he may very well stay in,” Trump stated. “He’s got an ego and he doesn’t want to quit.” Trump also mentioned First Lady Jill Biden, suggesting she supports her husband’s decision to stay in the race. “I noticed she really seems to be having a good time and I’m hearing that Hunter is calling the shots. So this isn’t necessarily a very positive thing for our country. But I think he, you know, might very well stay in.”

Hunter Biden’s presence at the White House last week, as his father prepared to address the Supreme Court’s immunity decision, was also noted by Trump. He hinted at the influence Hunter might have on the president’s decisions.

Biden has faced public pressure from within his party to reconsider his reelection bid after a debate performance where he appeared to lose his train of thought. Trump suggested that Biden would struggle with the idea of stepping down. “Nobody wants to give [the presidency] up that way,” Trump said, predicting that if Biden does step aside, he will “feel badly about himself for a long time.”

Trump claimed his campaign is prepared for a contest against Biden, while also taking a swipe at Vice President Kamala Harris, who could potentially replace Biden. He criticized Harris for her performance in various roles, saying, “She hasn’t done a good job on a lot of things.”

Expressing concerns about the current administration, Trump warned, “We’re heading into World War III, in my opinion, with this man semi-running things because he’s not running things. The people that surround the Oval Office, the people that surround the Resolute Desk, they’re really running things in Washington.”

Recalling the recent debate, Trump described Biden as looking “pale” and having a “weak” voice. He characterized Biden’s answers as incoherent, saying, “They weren’t even answers. They were just words put together, they had no meaning or sense.”

In response, the Biden campaign dismissed Trump’s remarks, labeling his interview as “low energy.” Campaign spokesman James Singer attacked Trump’s record and predicted his defeat in the upcoming election. “He is still a habitual liar, still a 34-time convicted criminal, still running on his Project 2025 agenda to destroy America, make himself a dictator on day one, rip away our rights, and raise costs on the middle class to give tax cuts to the wealthy and price-gouging corporations — and most importantly, still going to lose this November to Joe Biden.”

As the Republican National Convention approaches, Trump indicated he has yet to finalize his vice presidential pick but promised a decision soon. “I think probably within the next week, week and a half. Probably sometime, I’d love to do it during the convention.”