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NATO allies not concerned about Biden's candidacy - White House

NATO allies not concerned about Biden's candidacy - White House Joe Biden, President of the United States of America (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Allies of the United States in NATO have not expressed concerns about President Joe Biden's candidacy following his poor performance in the debates, citing National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.

Kirby dismissed the notion that Biden would need to reassure US allies of his fitness for office ahead of the NATO summit. He added that the administration was "not picking up any signs of that from our allies at all."

"Quite the contrary. The conversations that we’re having with them in advance is they’re excited about this summit," the US National Security Council spokesman said.

According to Kirby, the US is unaware of any discussions among allies expressing concern about Biden's well-being.

US election

This year, the US will hold presidential elections. The main candidates for the White House are the current President Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump.

Last month, both presidential candidates participated in debates, which turned out to be unsuccessful for Biden. The latter admitted that he performed poorly, but noted that he does not plan to withdraw from the race.

In particular, in a TV interview with ABC that he gave after the debates, the president refused an independent medical examination that would confirm he is ready to serve another term in office.