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President Joe Biden to visit Detroit on Friday amid calls for him to leave presidential race

Posted at 10:00 AM, Jul 08, 2024

(WXYZ) — President Joe Biden will be in Detroit on Friday for a campaign event amid calls for him to leave the presidential race.

WATCH: Oakland University Political Science Professor Dave Dulio discusses Biden's visit to Detroit

Dave Dulio of Oakland University discusses President Biden's upcoming Detroit visit

The Biden campaign hasn't released details about the event, other than saying it will be in Detroit and be on Friday.

Last month, former President Donald Trump visited Detroit for campaign events where he held a roundtable at a church in the city and then spoke at a Turning Point conference at Huntington Place.

WATCH: Breaking down ABC News' Friday night interview with President Biden

Breaking down ABC News' Friday night interview with President Biden

On Monday, Biden also told Democrats that he would not drop his candidacy in a two-page letter.

“The question of how to move forward has been well-aired for over a week now. And it’s time for it to end.," he said in the letter. “We have 42 days to the Democratic Convention and 119 days to the general election,” Biden said in the letter, distributed by his reelection campaign. “Any weakening of resolve or lack of clarity about the task ahead only helps Trump and hurts us. It’s time to come together, move forward as a unified party, and defeat Donald Trump.”

On Thursday, Rep. Hillary Scholten became the first congressperson from Michigan to call for Biden to step down.

"President Biden has served his country well," her post on X reads, "but for the sake of our democracy, he must pass the torch to a new candidate for the 2024 election."