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Michael Moore Says Joe Biden’s Debate Was ‘Elder Abuse’

Michael Moore said on a recent episode of his podcast “Rumble” that Joe Biden’s disastrous first debate with Donald Trump was “the most vile form of elder abuse I’ve ever been forced to watch.” The Oscar-winning documentarian joins the likes of Rob Reiner, Stephen King and other Hollywood Democrats in calling for Biden to resign as the party’s 2024 presidential nominee.

“If I have to be the one to stand up for Joe Biden, to protect him from the most vicious form of elder abuse I’ve ever been forced to watch, then that’s what I’m going to do,” Moore said. “He was in epic stress that Thursday night. Every cognitive imperfection in his mind seemed to be shutting down. If this was someone you really cared about, loved, embraced… what would you do? Would you really let him on stage? Who would send an 81-year-old on any stage to debate a living monster at 9 p.m. for a fight that wouldn’t end until 10:42 p.m.?”

“I don’t think we should wait until September or October to deal with this,” Moore continued. “We need to deal with this now. It’s not about whether he can serve another four years. After what we saw on debate night, it’s about whether he should serve another four days in the hardest job in the world. That’s the question we should be asking ourselves. Leave Mr. Biden alone! Let him rest. Let him go home. He did his job. Let him have his dignity. Please. Do him a favor.”

Calls for Biden to step down have erupted following his first presidential debate with Donald Trump in 2024. Filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor Rob Reiner recently posted a statement on X to his 2.3 million followers in which he said Biden’s departure was necessary given that democracy itself is at stake in this election.

“Time to stop fucking around,” Reiner wrote. “If a Convicted Criminal wins, we will lose our Democracy. Joe Biden has effectively served the United States with honor, decency, and dignity. Time for Joe Biden to step down.”

Stephen King also wrote on social media: “Joe Biden has been a good president, but the time has come for him — in the interests of the America he so clearly loves — to announce that he will not seek re-election.”

In an interview with ABC News after the debate, Biden pushed back against the criticism and stressed that he has no intention of withdrawing from the presidential race at this time.