White House Confirms Biden to Meet With Democratic Governors Amid Reports About Their Concerns

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Last week, US President Joe Biden debated former US President Donald Trump at a CNN-hosted event in Atlanta. Biden’s performance reportedly sparked talks among Democrats about replacing him as the presidential nominee.
The White House has confirmed that Biden will have a meeting with Democratic governors on Wednesday evening amid reports of concerns about the health of the US president, according to his daily guidance and the president's press schedule.

"In the evening, the President meets with Democratic Governors. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room will be closed to the press," Biden's schedule showed on Tuesday.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm local time (22:30 GMT) on Wednesday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House and will be closed to the press.
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Democrats Despairing Over Biden's Debate Performance Against Trump, Reports Say
Politico reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter, that Democratic governors were seeking a meeting with Biden. Over 20 of them held a call on Monday to discuss the president's poor debate performance and vent their fears and frustration. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, chair of the Democratic Governors Association, gathered Monday's call and is expected to attend the meeting with Biden, the report said.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing sources, that the entire White House staff will be gathered on Wednesday for a call by White House chief of staff Jeff Zients. This was amid reports of Biden's health problems and calls to withdraw from the presidential race. The newspaper reported that the Biden campaign stepped up efforts to calm Democratic donors who have been expressing concerns after Biden's debate against Trump.