Biden will be interviewed by host George Stephanopoulos, a former White House communications director.

The first part of the interview will be released on Friday and the remaining parts will be shown on Saturday and Sunday.

The full interview will air on Sunday and will be repeated on Monday on different ABC News programs.

At issue is Biden’s first interview after being harshly criticized for his performance in the debate against former President Donald Trump last week.

The presidential debate exposed the physical and mental frailties of the head of state, currently 81 years old, which led several members of the Democratic Party to consider changing candidates for this year’s elections.

Former leader of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi today considered it “legitimate” to question the President’s health and a Democratic congressman even called for Joe Biden to abandon the presidential race.

Calls from elected Democrats urging the President and his entourage to be transparent about the octogenarian leader’s behavior have multiplied in recent hours.

Those voices were joined today by Bernie Sanders, an influential Democratic senator who enjoys great popularity among young voters, who described Joe Biden’s recent debate performance as “painful.”

In an interview, Sanders, who is himself older than Biden – 82 years old – admitted he was not confident that the head of state could win the November elections.

However, the progressive senator from Vermont does not want Biden to withdraw from the race.

Instead, Sanders, who was Biden’s main challenger for the 2020 Democratic nomination, is urging voters to be “maturic” in weighing their options.

“A presidential election is not a Grammy Awards competition for the best singer or entertainer. It’s about who has the best policies that impact our lives,” Sanders said.

“I will do everything I can to see Biden reelected,” he said.

Some allies, like Sanders, are publicly acknowledging Biden’s problems but contrasting the Democrat’s record and policies with those of Republican Donald Trump.

However, many donors, strategists and party members want Biden to suspend his re-election campaign to avoid what they consider to be a certain defeat in November.

Congressman Lloyd Doggett today became the first Democratic lawmaker to publicly call on Joe Biden to drop out of the White House race, arguing that the head of state’s performance in the debate failed to “effectively defend his many accomplishments.”

Lloyd Doggett of Texas insisted that Biden should “make the painful and difficult decision to withdraw.”

“My decision to make these strong reservations public is not made lightly, nor does it in any way diminish my respect for all that President Biden has accomplished,” Doggett said.

“Recognizing that, unlike Trump, President Biden’s first commitment has always been to our country, not to himself, I am hopeful that he will make the painful and difficult decision to step down. I respectfully ask that he do so,” he urged.

With several scenarios on the table, people close to potential Biden replacements — including California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Vice President Kamala Harris — are holding informal talks about possible next steps if Biden abruptly changes course and steps aside.

So far, there is no indication that the President is considering withdrawing from the race.

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