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Grimacing Joe Biden Grabs Jill’s Arm After Touching Down For Ritzy Fundraiser

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Just two days after putting up a weak performance in his first 2024 debate against Donald Trump, President Joe Biden exited Marine One in the Hamptons on Saturday afternoon, gripping his wife Jill Biden’s arm and wearing a frozen grimace.

At the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, Biden, 81, and the first lady presented a unified appearance, even down to their matching blue suits.

Despite calls across the country for the commander-in-chief to resign following his troubling debate performance, the couple was on Long Island for a star-studded fundraiser at the home of hedge-fund billionaire Barry Rosenstein and his wife Lizanne. This was the first of two major donor events that Biden had in the metro area on Saturday.

Prominent individuals, such as the celebrity duos of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan and Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, were rumored to have spent as much as $250,000 to socialize with the president.

“Sources said Howard and Beth Stern, Loews Hotels CEO Jonathan Tisch and his socialite wife Lizzie, and Donald Trump’s former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci were also in attendance. Attendees of the well-heeled event were said to be ‘extremely disappointed’ in Biden’s fumbling debating Thursday — which raised serious questions about his mental fitness,” the New York Post reported.

“Everyone paid in advance . . . so it could be an opportunity to encourage him to drop out,” an invited guest told The Post.

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“I wanted to go and see the train wreck. I’d rather choose someone from a phone book than have Biden,” another donor said.

“Joe was totally alert. . . . He didn’t make excuses, just the comment, ‘I didn’t have a great night.’ But he added we aren’t going to quit until we win,” a source told the Post.

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Despite receiving harsh criticism from Democrats and Republicans for his performance in his first presidential debate appearance, Jill Biden praised Joe Biden’s performance.

At the debate after-party, Jill Biden welcomed her husband on stage in front of a live audience, as if she were happy that the president answered the moderators’ questions.

“Joe, you did such a great job! You answered every question, you knew all the facts!” Jill Biden cheered for a smiling Joe Biden on stage.

“And let me ask the crowd. “What did Trump do?” the first lady continued, turning to the audience and gesturing before shouting, “Lie!”

The video has gone viral across social media since the debate, with many articles reporting on Jill Biden’s manner of speaking being reminiscent of praising a child.

The media landscape has erupted in response to President Joe Biden’s horrific performance during the CNN Presidential Debate.

Responses have ranged from “dismal” critiques to outspoken requests from the left for him to get out of the 2024 contest.

Because of Biden’s comments, there have been discussions regarding whether the presumed Democratic nominee should withdraw from the contest to clear the way for an August convention contest for the nomination.

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