Former U.S. diplomat pleads for Biden’s circle to convince him to step down from presidency

President emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass demanded President Biden’s handlers to get him to step down as the presumptive Democratic nominee ahead of the election.

Speaking on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," Tuesday, Haass argued that Biden is not fit for another term in office due to his age and that there needs to be a "change."

"I really believe that Joe Biden is no longer positioned that he can be a successful president four and a half years from now," Haass said during the broadcast. 

Haass, who served as Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department during the George W. Bush administration, appeared on the program to talk about his recent column, titled, "After Biden’s Debate Performance, the World Should Prepare for Trump."

The piece argued that Biden’s debate performance hammered home the president's "apparent physical and mental infirmities" to voters and that his performance "could even threaten turn him into something of a lame duck." 

During the "Morning Joe" segment, Haass said Biden’s debate performance not only called into question his ability to win re-election over Trump, but his ability to be a competent president for another four and a half years. 

"He’s 81. He’s going to be 82 in November. He’s going to be 86 if he is re-elected before – while he is still in the Oval Office," the commentator said. 

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