‘I know how to do this job’: Biden after calls to drop presidential bid

President Joe Biden said he is committed to winning the November election, brushing aside growing calls from prominent Democrats for him to resign following his disastrous debate against Republican Donald Trump.

Biden, 81, acknowledged this Friday the limitations caused by his age and his clumsy performance the day before against Trump. But he declared that he was up to the task of serving another four years in the White House.

“I give you my word: I would not run again if I did not believe with all my heart and soul that I could do this job,” the president said at a campaign rally in North Carolina. “I intend to win this state in November.”

The president told his supporters: “I know I’m not a young man, to state the obvious.,” prompting the crowd to cheer in support.

“I don’t walk as easily as before. “I don’t debate as well as I used to,” she continued. “But I know what I know: I know how to tell the truth, I know right from wrong, and I know how to do this job.”

Legislators insist that Biden resign his candidacy

Several Democratic lawmakers and donors, as well as some of Biden’s favorite television hosts and columnists, have said publicly and privately that the oldest president in U.S. history should drop out of the race after delivering a debate performance that cemented the public perception that He is not capable of commanding with the rigors that a second term as commander in chief demands..

Biden’s comments, however, made clear that he will not bow to pressure to make way for another Democratic candidate. They also indicated that he is unlikely to dramatically change the approach of his campaign, despite making one of the biggest gaffes in modern political history in Thursday’s debate.

Former President Barack Obama, who discouraged Biden from running for president after the death of his son in 2015, on Friday offered his full support to his former No. 2. Obama, among the most popular Democrats, has campaigned for Biden in the last two elections.

“Bad debate nights happen. Believe me, I know,” Obama said in a statement, referring to his shaky first debate in 2012. “This election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary people his entire life and someone who cares only about himself.”