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President Joe Biden faced another heckler during a speech he gave in Belvidere, Illinois, on Thursday following a meeting with Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker and United Autoworkers Union President Shawn Fain.
Biden opened the speech by claiming that his home state of Delaware at one time “had the highest percentage of UAW workers” in the country, as well as “the largest GM plant” and “the largest Chrysler plant outside of Detroit” before he was interrupted by a female protesting U.S. support for Israel following last month’s attack on the Jewish state by the terrorist group Hamas.
“President Biden, you need to call for a ceasefire in Gaza! Ten thousand…” she yelled before being drowned out by boos.
Also, according to another X platform post, Biden was met with a large protest in Chicago, in support of Palestinians.
“Biden is met with a massive crowd in Chicago tonight booing and denouncing him as ‘Genocide Joe’ for his support of Israeli war crimes. Earlier today Biden had a photo op with UAW’s Shawn Fain in Belvidere, Illinois to promote the sellout antiworker UAW-company deal,” said the post, which was accompanied by a video.
Biden’s speech in Illinois was interrupted by a pro-Palestinian activist who asked him to call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
She was probably twisted by security guards because the US president asked her to let her go and said it was OK. pic.twitter.com/AtKt7ZJ9sX
— deepankarthish (@deepankarthishb) November 10, 2023
Biden is met with a massive crowd in Chicago tonight booing and denouncing him as “Genocide Joe” for his support of Israeli war crimes.
Earlier today Biden had a photo op with UAW’s Shawn Fain in Belvidere, Illinois to promote the sellout antiworker UAW-company deal. pic.twitter.com/WRPWv3sFiY
— Andy Thompson (@athompson1917) November 10, 2023
At another point during his Belvidere speech, Biden just started randomly yelling.
Biden randomly starts screaming in the middle of his speech pic.twitter.com/HCGA4iHRh7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 9, 2023
Throughout the speech, as noted in several clips, Biden appeared slow, aged, and lacking vitality, which appears to be hurting him politically.
Former President Donald Trump is now leading his likely 2024 rival in five of six battleground states, and by significant margins, as black voters switch parties and most others fret about the current president’s age.
“Trump leads Biden by a whopping 10 points in Nevada, six points in Georgia, five points in both Arizona and Michigan, and four points in Pennsylvania. Biden’s sole lead is in Wisconsin, where he beats Trump by two points,” Fox News reported, citing a New York Times-Siena College poll released Sunday.
Biden beat Trump in each of those states in 2020. But now, combined, Trump leads Biden 48-44 percent in those states.
Fox News adds:
The polling attributes Biden’s poor showing to a devastating lack of confidence due to his age. Voters said they trusted Trump to better handle the economy, foreign policy and immigration.
Trump’s performance also came thanks to unprecedented levels of support from black voters, with a record 22% of the demographic siding with him over Biden across the six states, according to NYT.
Trump currently holds a commanding lead in the 2024 Republican Presidential primary, with his closest competitors dozens of points below him.
“The Outlaws” podcast co-host Darvio Morrow took to the X platform to note that, according to the polling data, Trump got 22 percent of the black vote in the poll.
“Black voters — long a bulwark for Democrats and for Mr. Biden — are now registering 22 percent support in these states for Mr. Trump, a level unseen in presidential politics for a Republican in modern times,” he quoted the Times as saying.
“In a remarkable sign of a gradual racial realignment between the two parties, the more diverse the swing state, the farther Mr. Biden was behind, and he led only in the whitest of the six,” the Times added.
“A BRUTAL poll for Biden,” Morrow wrote in the post. “You’d have to go back to Richard Nixon in 1960 to see the last time a National Republican got anywhere close to those numbers with Black voters. Brutal, brutal poll. And if Team Trump are serious about locking these numbers in and making them stick, put policy on the table for Black voters and make sure you go out and campaign for every single Black vote.”
“The world is falling apart under Biden,” Spencer Weiss, a 53-year-old electrical substation specialist in Pennsylvania, told The NY Times. He then added that he was flipping his 2020 vote away from Biden.
“I would much rather see somebody that I feel can be a positive role model leader for the country. But at least I think Trump has his wits about him,” Weiss added.