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Biden is seeing a different world than other Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. - President Biden looked out and saw people wearing T-shirts emblazoned with his trademark aviator sunglasses. He viewed signs that read, "Women for Biden-Harris." He heard a crowd chanting, "Four more years! Four more years!" He saw children eating ice cream - and determined he would like some, too.

What he didn't see is what was happening at that very moment Sunday afternoon, on a call among senior congressional Democrats who were worried about the state of Biden's campaign: Several expressed dismay and said he should end his reelection bid, adding to a louder chorus of party officials wanting to change course.

Over a span of 72 hours, as Biden campaigned in two key swing states and returned to Washington, what became increasingly clear is just how differently things look to the Democratic standard-bearer than to many in his party.


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