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Symone Sanders blasts Democrats’ ‘whispers’ about Biden in 2024: If he’s not to run, ‘put your name on that quote’


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Symone Sanders, a former Biden aide turned MSNBC host, called out Democrats who “whispered” about the president not seeking re-election in 2024.

Sanders, whose show just launched on the Peacock Network after leaving the Biden administration as Vice President Harris’ top spokesperson, appeared on Monday’s episode of the New York Times, where she reiterated that she was “not a spokesperson for the Biden administration” in the new post but spent the entire interview defending her former bosses.

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President Biden has repeatedly suggested he intends to run for re-election despite reports from Democrats behind the scenes expressing concern over his age and dismal polls.

About 2024, Sanders got into a heated exchange with “Sway” host Kara Swisher when she asked if Biden should run for a second term.

Symone Sanders speaks onstage at Girlboss Rally NYC 2018 at Knockdown Center on November 18, 2018 in Maspeth, New York City.
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“Look, I think Joe Biden was running for president since before I was alive. I was born in 1989, okay?” Sanders said. “So someone who wanted to be president for so long, who ran on three different occasions, and now he finally gets it, he takes out someone who a lot of people, myself included, thought that “he was leading our democracy to the brink, I think if he was going to want to run for re-election, he should. He did a lot of things. Joe Biden beat Trump when a few other people couldn’t. So he could as well.

“‘He might as well.’ It’s a warm endorsement,” Swisher responded sarcastically. “You don’t work for him anymore, Symone…Does there have to be someone else?”

“I think it’s crazy for people to say,” Sanders said, which Swisher immediately pushed back saying “it’s not,” adding that the question of whether there was a candidate louder is a “completely normal question”.

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Sanders acknowledged there was ‘a lot of chatter’ from Democrats saying Biden shouldn’t run, but then quickly bragged about how the president had ‘done a number of things’ and dismissed the argument. that he should be sidelined because he’s “a bit older”. as a “crazy argument”.

“What I think is that Joe Biden is the current President of the United States of America who has done a lot of things. And if he wants to run for re-election, I think his party members who whisper in the shadows and in the background and unofficially to reporters, like shame upon them,” Sanders said. “If you don’t think the president should run for re-election, put your name to this quote. But I don’t think anyone has given a real argument as to why he shouldn’t.”

Symone Sanders blasts Democrats’ ‘whispers’ about Biden in 2024: If he’s not to run, ‘put your name on that quote’

Symone D. Sanders speaks onstage at ‘The Future of News is NOW’ during the 2022 SXSW Conference & Festivals at the Austin Convention Center on March 11, 2022 in Austin, Texas.
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The MSNBC host also denied things got sour between Biden and Harris, insisting they had a “good relationship” and that despite the chatter, “It’s not a drama-filled White House. “.

“There’s not a lot of drama…I think a lot of people in the media continue to treat the vice president as if she’s an active candidate for office, as opposed to the incumbent states vice president. United of America. And when people look at her as some kind of heiress every day, they’re looking for stories and angles that show something’s going on there,” Sanders said.

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“Well, is there chaos in this office? Or do you think it’s overrated?” Swisher asked.

“Yeah, I think that’s overrated. Honestly, really,” Sanders replied. “I try to think of the last time I read stories about male elected officials like that. My experience with the vice president is that she is a boss who asks people to do their best at work every the days… I really think it’s overkill and over the top.”

Symone Sanders blasts Democrats’ ‘whispers’ about Biden in 2024: If he’s not to run, ‘put your name on that quote’

Symone Sanders speaks on stage at Global Citizen Week: At What Cost? at the Apollo Theater on September 23, 2018 in New York City.
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Sanders’ weekend program “Symone” debuted earlier this month to dismal ratings despite securing an interview with First Lady Jill Biden.

On its first Saturday on the air, it only reached 361,000 viewers and a measly 29,000 in the coveted 25-54 demographic. It did even worse on Sunday, drawing just 344,000 total viewers.

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This may offer a grim forecast for his former and future colleague Jen Psaki, who has just left the Biden administration as White House press secretary and is expected to be an MSNBC contributor and have her own show on the network. streaming Peacock.

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