Biden cautions that Supreme Court’s immunity verdict may empower Trump

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President Biden has expressed concern regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on presidential immunity, warning that it would lead to virtually no limits on a president’s actions. The Supreme Court ruling provided former President Trump with significant immunity against charges of trying to overturn the 2020 election, which Biden described as a dangerous precedent. Biden’s remarks came amidst calls from some Democrats for him to drop out of the presidential race due to concerns about his age and mental fitness.


President Biden’s Warning Post Supreme Court’s Immunity Decision

President Biden on Monday expressed concern over the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision on presidential immunity, indicating it gives “virtually no limits” to presidential powers. He urged voters to think twice before voting former President Donald Trump back into the Oval office, devoid of legal restraints.

“The American people must decide if they want to entrust the presidency to Donald Trump again, knowing he’ll feel more empowered to act as he wishes, whenever he wishes,” said Biden during a brief remark.

The president’s response to the Supreme Court ruling came after spending the weekend with family at Camp David, post his much-debated performance at the Atlanta debate that led to calls for him to retire from the presidential race due to age and mental fitness related concerns.

Biden’s Response to Questions about Race

Biden refrained from responding to several shouted questions following his remarks, including one about his intention to drop out of the race. The Supreme Court ruling grants Trump significant protection against prosecution for attempting to overturn the 2020 election, a fact that Biden termed as a “dangerous precedent” undermining the U.S. belief that no one is above the law.

“I respect the boundaries of presidential powers, as I have for three and a half years, but now any president, including Trump, can freely ignore the law,” remarked Biden, expressing agreement with Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissenting opinion. His response indicated a campaign focus on Trump’s criminal cases, which he cited as evidence of Trump being a “one-man crime wave”.

President’s Appearance and Mental Fitness

The president’s address from the White House’s Cross Hall was closely observed for signs of his vigor and mental acuity, particularly following the debate. Biden’s family, top aides, and high-profile allies insisted that the debate was a one-off incident that should not impact his re-election campaign.

On Monday, Biden’s senior officials attempted to calm their financial base amid donor concerns about the campaign’s future. They downplayed the debate fallout, despite the evident worry among the campaign’s financial supporters.

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