Biden thanks supporters, attacks Trump after Super Tuesday wins


President Joe Biden continued to dominate the Democratic presidential primary Tuesday evening, racking up hundreds more delegates as his opponents fail to gain traction.

As the results came in, Biden thanked his supporters and took a swipe at the Republican frontrunner who also won most states handily.

“Today, millions of voters across the country made their voices heard – showing that they are ready to fight back against Donald Trump’s extreme plan to take us backwards,” Biden wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Every generation of Americans will face a moment when it has to defend democracy. This is our fight.”

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Vermont were called for Biden by media outlets with more results developing. Biden holds wide margins in those states, though results are not yet finalized.

Though Biden has not won enough delegates to nab the nomination, his victory seems all but certain at this point after nearly sweeping through the races Tuesday evening.

While most incumbent presidents are shoe-ins for the nomination, Biden has faced ongoing questions about his mental fitness as a series of gaffes have haunted his campaigns.

“Now is the time to make your voice heard,” Biden wrote on X Tuesday as voters headed to the polls.

Notably, Biden lost the American Samoa primary to entrepreneur Jason Palmer.

Democrats have called on U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., the only Democratic U.S. lawmaker challenging Biden, to drop out of the race. He responded to his critics Tuesday as voters were still at the polls.

“As the only candidate not losing to Donald Trump in any poll, I’m grateful for the beautifully orchestrated outpouring of wishes to end my mission to ensure his defeat,” Phillips wrote on X in an apparently tongue-in-cheek message. “I’m touched by the thoughtfulness, and will be making decisions over the coming days about how we can best fulfill that objective.”

Author Marianne Williamson has also challenged Biden but gained little traction Tuesday.

“The American people are not the problem,” Williamson wrote on X Tuesday, saying that “the problem is a sclerotic political system that sits on top of the will of the people like a lid that’s holding it down.”

Meanwhile, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a former Democrat turned Independent, is waiting in the wings until the general election, where he could throw a wrench into a potential rematch between Biden and Trump.

“As an Independent, I will not be on the ballot for Super Tuesday,” Kennedy wrote on X. “This is customary and consistent with previous Independent candidates. I am not a part of this two-party primary process. However, I will be on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in November!”

“It’s a challenging system running outside the lines of Republican or Democrat channels, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” he added. “Our momentum is growing and you’re all invited.”