Second A-list actor throws Biden under the bus

Actor Michael Douglas conceded that he is “deeply concerned” about  President Biden’s re-election chances following his epic failure in debating former President Donald Trump.

The 79-year-old Oscar winner told the ladies on “The View” that Biden is a “wonderful guy” but the importance of the 2024 election weighs in the balance. Douglas joins the growing chorus of critics from  D.C. to Hollywood A-listers urging the 81-year-old president to give up, and his appearance on the ABC talk show followed a scathing op-ed by George Clooney calling for a new Democratic nominee.

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Co-host Joy Behar asked Douglas about calls for Biden to step aside during Wednesday’s show.

“It’s such a tough one. I adore the guy. Fifty years of public service — a wonderful guy. This just happens to be one of these elections that is just so crucial. And it’s really hard,” Douglas replied.

“I don’t worry necessarily today or tomorrow, but a year down the line, I worry. I am concerned,” he added.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin questioned him about whether he agreed with the sentiments fellow actor Clooney had expressed in published form.

One of Hollywood’s most prominent Democratic supporters, Clooney declared Democrats “are not going to win in November with this president” just weeks after he was part of a Hollywood fundraiser for the Biden campaign.

“Well, I think it’s a valid point,” Douglas responded. “I mean, I’m deeply, deeply concerned. I mean especially, it’s difficult because the Democrats have a big bench. I mean, they’ve got a lot of heavy hitters … A lot of talent.”

On the disastrous debate performance, Douglas thought Biden’s team should have handled it differently.

“You should have just told the president to stand up; put a little makeup on him, which would help him; and then where to look,” he said.

The actor, who hosted an April fundraiser for Biden’s campaign, expressed that though he has few concerns about Biden’s age at the moment, that could change during a second term.

“We need courage. We just generally need some strength and courage on the side of both parties.”

Social media reactions were mixed, with Biden supporters dismissing the actor’s remarks and others calling out the party’s double standard.

Frieda Powers


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