'Nobody is getting rid of me': President Biden vows not to drop out of race during election campaign 

'Nobody is getting rid of me': President Biden vows not to drop out of race during election campaign

President Joe Biden tried to reassure nervous campaign staff in a conference call on Wednesday that he will be the 2024 Democratic nominee, telling his team he has no plans to withdraw from the race.

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris participated in a conference call with the entire campaign to push back against growing pressure for the 81-year-old incumbent president to step down after his disastrous performance in last week's debates threw the campaign into disarray.

"The last few days have been tough. I know you're getting a lot of calls, I know you're getting a lot of questions," Biden told his campaign, according to a person familiar with the conversation. "Let me say this as clearly and simply as I can: I'm running." "I'm the Democratic nominee," Biden added. "Nobody's kicking me out. I'm not going. I'm here to the end, and we're going to win because Democrats win when they're united."

During Biden's debate with Republican candidate Donald Trump, Biden and Harris delivered a rousing speech for the struggling campaign as voices swelled on the phone after the Democratic president struggled to finish a sentence and express a coherent thought.

They reminded staffers of how much was at stake in the election against former President Trump, who lost his own reelection bid in 2020, and repeated Biden's motto of getting back up even when you're beaten. The message, according to the source, is: "Let's win this."

"I'm in this to the end, and we will win, because if the Democratic Party is united, we will win.
as we beat Donald Trump in 2020, we will beat him again in 2024."

Harris, who is considered the most obvious replacement if Biden drops out of the race, told the campaign, "We're not going to back down. We're going to follow the president's example. We're going to fight and we're going to win," the source said.