Establishment Democrats are reportedly in discussions with several “possible replacements” for Joe Biden and insist that the president is not running for re-election in 2024.
According to a report from CNN, the “top Democrats and donors” have reached out to “possible replacements” for Biden and had conversations about them getting into the presidential primary race.
They reportedly told the potential Biden replacements that the Democrat president is struggling in the White House.
Numerous polls have shown Biden struggles against President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – the top two Republican Party presidential candidates.
Those who are placing the calls to the prospective Democrat candidates are telling them that Biden is not running in the 2024 election.
They claim that despite what 80-year-old Biden has said, he actually will not run for president.
It was suggested that Biden has only launched his re-election campaign to avoid being considered a lame duck for the rest of his term.
Biden’s team has pushed back against the reports, however.
His campaign claims that he was absolutely running and that the president is taking re-election preparations seriously.
Newsom, 55, has repeatedly taken shots at DeSantis, who he clearly sees as a rival.
The Democrat governor was also recently featured in a Fox News special interview with host Sean Hannity.
He has spent millions left over from his 2022 gubernatorial campaign to boost fellow Democrats for 2024.
Newsom will also visit red states in an attempt to help boost turnout for Democrats.
As Slay News previously reported, Newsom’s ex-wife Kimberly Guilfoyle revealed that he has been focused on becoming president for years.
“He’s always wanted to be president of the United States,” Guilfoyle said.
“You know, this is something that he wants very badly…”
Those who CNN spoke with, who also included numerous senior Democrat advisers, said that they are concerned about the slow pace of Biden’s campaign.
According to well-known Democrat strategist Lis Smith, those who are still behind Biden are banking voters being motivated more by their hatred of Trump, rather than their love of Biden.
“A lot of enthusiasm will come for voting against Republicans,” she said.
Exit polling from Morning Consult, an organization that the Trump campaign regularly touts, found that in the 2020 presidential election, of those who voted for Biden, 44% did so as a vote against Trump.
Of those who voted for Trump, only 22% did so as a vote against Biden.