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Updated Jul 8, 2024, 10:58am EDT
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Defiant Joe Biden dares ‘elites’ to challenge him at Democratic national convention

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Biden called into MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” talk show on Monday in a bid to assuage concerns over his continued presidential bid — and air his frustrations with Democratic Party “elites” questioning his ability to win in November following his poor debate performance against Donald Trump.

“If any of these guys don’t think I should run, run against me. Go ahead. Announce for president — challenge me at the convention,” he said.

Also on Monday, Biden sent a letter to Congressional Democrats telling them to end speculation over his candidacy, as more lawmakers have called on him to withdraw, citing worries about his age and fitness.

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However, when asked on “Morning Joe” if he’s been tested for any age-related issues that might explain his debate performance, Biden said “I’ve been testing myself.”

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