Major Democratic donors ask themselves: What to do about Biden?

People watch the debate between former President Donald Trump, left, and President Joe Biden Thursday at a cafe and book shop that hosts community events, in San Francisco Calif. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party’s perennially nervous donor class descended into deep unease Friday as some of the wealthiest people in America commiserated over President Joe Biden’s weak debate performance and puzzled over what, if anything, they could do to change the course of the race.