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Rob Reiner Urges President Biden to Exit Presidential Race

Rob Reiner has joined a growing list of influential Democrats urging President Joe Biden to withdraw from the presidential race.

On Sunday, the renowned actor and director took to X (formerly Twitter) to voice his opinion: “It’s time to stop messing around. If the Convicted Felon wins, we lose our Democracy. Joe Biden has effectively served us with honor, decency, and dignity. It’s time for Joe Biden to step down.”

Reiner’s statement follows similar sentiments expressed by other prominent Democratic supporters in Hollywood. Recent calls for Biden to step down have come from Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, writer Damon Lindelof, and Abigail Disney. Additionally, Ari Emanuel has shown frustration with the president, especially following Biden’s highly criticized debate performance against former President Donald Trump on June 27.

This latest push from Reiner came just a week after he hosted a campaign fundraiser at his Brentwood residence, which was attended by Vice President Kamala Harris, among others. During the June 29 event, Harris defended Biden. Acknowledging that the debate might not have been his “finest hour,” she emphasized that Trump remains “a threat to our democracy” and maintained that this perspective was unchanged “because of a day in June.”

On the same Sunday, Biden was actively campaigning in Pennsylvania. Though 81 years old, he jested about his age, saying, “I know I look 40,” while addressing his supporters. He assured them, “I, honest to God, have never been more optimistic about America’s future if we stick together,” as reported by the Associated Press.

The Democratic party in Washington, D.C., is currently divided on the issue of Biden’s candidacy. Some high-ranking members advocate for his withdrawal, while others argue in favor of him remaining in the race. This division within the party is echoed in the press, with notable publications such as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also calling for Biden to step down.

Source: Associated Press, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution