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Biden supports Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, who gave his gloomy prediction for the presidential election campaign on the hot microphone

Illinois Democratic Governor JB Pritzker, a vocal supporter of President Biden, was caught on a hot mic on Wednesday expressing his dissatisfaction with the state of the presidential campaign.

“I mean, we're just going to keep fighting. I don't know what to say. You know, we have to do what we have to do,” Pritzker told a man on the sidelines of a crime-fighting event in Chicago.

“I don’t like where we are,” the governor added.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker was caught on Wednesday using a hot mic to express his dissatisfaction with the state of the presidential campaign. Getty Images for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin

A spokesman for the governor told NBC Chicago that Pritzker made the remarks in the context of the presidential race and the debate over the 81-year-old president's status as the likely Democratic nominee.

The governor's office did not respond to The Post's request for comment.

Pritzker, 59, was considered a possible successor to Biden on the Democratic ticket should the president drop out of the race.

The first-term governor has repeatedly said he supports Biden's candidacy, even after his disastrous debate against former President Donald Trump last month.

“Joe Biden is our candidate. I am for Joe Biden. I campaigned for Joe Biden,” he told reporters earlier this week, without ruling out running in the presidential election himself if the incumbent abandons his re-election bid.

Pritzker has repeatedly said he supports Biden's candidacy, even after his disastrous debate against former President Donald Trump last month. REUTERS
Pritzker, 59, was considered a possible successor to Biden on the Democratic ticket should the president drop out of the race. AP

Pritzker was one of 10 Democratic governors who attended a face-to-face meeting with the president at the White House last week. Biden reportedly told them he needed more sleep and planned to stop holding events after 8 p.m.

The governor's explosive moment came on the same day that the Biden team canceled a fundraiser planned for next month in Chicago, according to CNN.

“I think everything is in flux right now,” Pritzker told reporters on Wednesday when asked about the report.

“I honestly think the president is doing a good job of raising money. You see how much money they've raised online for the Biden-Harris campaign. I know of fundraisers that are still going on,” he added. “Any rumor you've heard about something like that is, in my opinion, exaggerated.”

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