Fmr Obama Adviser Questions Biden’s Unnecessary Threat

Former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod pushed back against the tone of the statement the Biden campaign released Friday that threatened to forcibly remove President Donald Trump from the White House.

Andrew Bates, the Biden campaign’s director of rapid response, responded to President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede by telling Fox, “As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide the election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”

“Not sure I would’ve gone there,” Axelrod said of the statement while participating in a CNN panel. “It may be that people are feeling uneasy about the situation because of what the president is saying, but, you know, I don’t think … they need to be that aggressive at this point. They’re gonna win this race. It seems pretty clear they’re gonna win this race. And there’s no question that Donald Trump, whether he likes it or not, is going to leave the White House.”

Though no winner has been officially declared as of Friday night, the lead Trump had in several key states evaporated on Friday morning, diminishing his chances of reelection. Five states — Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and Alaska — have yet to be called, though Biden leads in the Electoral College vote 264-214.

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