Biden’s campaign touts $38 million in donations after dubious debate performance

President Joe Biden’s campaign spokesperson Michael Tyler touted big fundraising numbers despite the president’s stumbling debate performance.

Joe Biden’s campaign says it raised $38 million since the debate against Trump over a week ago.In the day following the debate, Biden’s team raised $27 million to Donald Trump’s $8 million.Biden is recovering from a painful debate where he seemed lost next to a rambling Trump.

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign knows it took a hit in the debate against former President Donald Trump.

But Biden is coming back swinging, one campaign spokesperson says, touting $38 million in donations since last Thursday’s debate.

“People going to joebiden.com and chipping in because they understand that when you get knocked down, you get back up and you keep fighting, and that’s exactly what the President has done,” Michael Tyler, the communications director for Biden’s campaign, told the hosts of MSNBC’s “The Weekend” on Saturday.

In the day after the July 27 debate, Biden raised $27 million while Trump raised $8 million, Business Insider previously reported. While Trump appeared to win the debate, both candidates made gaffes and delivered incoherent sentences.

Tyler added that the flood of donations after the debate was “one of our most successful stretches of the campaign so far” and that Biden maintains he is “the best person to take on Donald Trump.”

“Nobody is going to fight harder to defeat Donald Trump,” Tyler said of Biden. “He is the one person who has demonstrated an ability to actually defeat Donald Trump, given everybody else who was tried on both sides of the aisle.”

The Biden campaign intends to spend $50 million on paid advertising in July while knocking on 3 million doors, Tyler said.

Since Biden’s first presidential debate against Trump, the president’s campaign has been rocked with growing calls from Democratic colleagues and top donors to either convince the American public that Biden is fit for a second term or step aside for a new candidate.

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia has been rallying his colleagues in Congress to ask Biden to drop out of the race, The Washington Post reported.

Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings was one of the first megadonors of the Democratic Party to call on Biden to end his campaign.

Biden, however, appeared to dismiss the gravity of his campaign’s woes in a recent interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

The president chalked up his debate performance to a “bad night,” dismissed poll numbers that continue to show him trailing behind Trump, and discredited any rumblings inside the Democratic Party about a new nominee.

Biden’s campaign has repeatedly touted donation numbers. According to a Politico report, the campaign brought in $127 million in June when combining funds from the Democratic National Committee, trouncing the $112 million the Trump campaign raised the same month.

Spokespeople for the Biden and Trump campaigns did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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