Troublesome Tuesday: Biden’s day rocked by calls to quit, bad polling, and a Trump reprieve

President Joe Biden faced his roughest day yet since his shaky debate with former President Donald Trump as he dealt with a growing number of Democratic voices calling for him to drop out, a damning poll, and another legal victory for Trump.

Biden’s team has been rushing to perform damage control since his Thursday debacle, but Tuesday saw several cracks in the dam widen. More negative press coverage, growing calls from other Democrats for him to abandon his reelection ambitions, one of the worst polls since he launched his 2020 campaign, and another legal victory for Trump made Tuesday perhaps the roughest day for Biden in the entire 2024 campaign season.

Here is how it unfolded:

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the D.C. Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan
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