President Biden has yet to make a final decision about whether to run for a second term

President Biden has yet to make a final decision about whether to run for a second term.

Hawaii's governor says Biden is still considering staying in the race.

Hawaii Democratic Gov. Josh Green said President Biden has not decided whether to pursue his bid for a second term.

"If the president doesn't think he can beat Donald Trump, he'll hand it over to Kamala [Harris]," Green said during a Saturday interview with NPR.

Green added: "The president has to make this decision with his permanent colleagues in the Senate and his wife. Jill Biden is a superstar. They will make the right decision."

Greene, a close ally of Biden, said he would still support the president if he continued his campaign. He said it's likely Biden will stay in the race.

He spoke after a closed session with the president on Wednesday following Biden's disastrous debate performance.

Greene was among 25 Democratic governors who met with Biden. 11 people were in the room, while others, including Green, joined via video link.

The meeting came amid increasing questions in the media from voters, expressed by some Democratic lawmakers, about the future of Biden's candidacy.

Green admitted that he felt disturbed after watching the debate but said Biden reassured him during their meeting.

Noting that he is also a family doctor, Green said: "I asked him this question among our conservative colleagues, 'Mr. President, are you OK? What happened on Thursday, the debate, was terrible, and you were not yourself."

Green said Biden responded by saying he was "exhausted" and "under the weather" during his conversation with Trump.

In the June 27 debate, Biden struggled to speak, appeared to lose his train of thought, and appeared unable to counter Trump's arguments, which fact-checkers later concluded were full of false claims.

Green said that Biden, 81, and his rival, former President Trump, 78, are "elderly." He added, "Biden and Trump will face moments when things are unclear. It's about who they put themselves around and how they respond when in need."

Green confirmed that during the meeting with state governors, and when asked about his health, Biden said he was in good condition but then joked: "It's just mental."

"He was clearly making a joke and then said, 'All joking aside,'" Biden campaign chair Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a statement. "

"It's hard for someone to combine humor in this way if they're not cognitively sound," Governor Green said. He added: "He was joking, and I know America may not be in the mood for a joke right now."

Green hopes the media will also focus on Trump's mental acuity and personality.

"If we want to judge one man," he said, "we must judge the other."

In his public appearances and interviews in the days after the debate, Biden acknowledged a poor performance on stage and said he would remain in the race.

"I am not leaving," Biden said Wednesday in a fundraising email to his supporters.

Three other Democratic governors spoke about meeting with Biden on Wednesday during a news conference outside the White House.

The three Democrats indicated their support for Biden.

"President Joe Biden is here to win it," New York Governor Kathy Hochul said. "We all said we supported him because the stakes couldn't be higher."

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz acknowledged that Biden gave a "bad performance" in the debate but added, "It doesn't affect what I believe: He gave a bad performance."

Walz said he believes Biden is "qualified for the job."

Maryland Governor Wes Moore described the conversation with Biden as "candid" and "honest."

"We were honest about the feedback we received. We were honest about the concerns we heard from people," he said.

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