CNN Analyst Rips Biden

( – Following former President Trump’s resounding victory in the New Hampshire GOP primary, CNN’s Van Jones slammed Joe Biden regarding the upcoming 2024 election.

Specifically, Jones said that Biden should minimize his presence on the campaign trail, saying, “If I were Biden, I would stay hidden. And I’ll tell you why: He doesn’t inspire confidence. He’s not a great messenger for himself.”

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The conversation on CNN was prompted by David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, who characterized the 2024 race as “trench warfare.” CNN host Anderson Cooper questioned whether Trump and Biden would engage actively in the campaign, debates, and other public events.

Jones proposed that Biden should use progressive activists, such as union leaders and clean-energy executives, as surrogates to attempt to sell what the administration asserts are policy successes.

He argued against expecting Biden to become an energetic campaigner. He pointed out that during the 2020 presidential election, Biden did minimal in-person campaigning and attracted smaller crowds at rallies compared to Trump’s events.

Since announcing his 2024 candidacy, Trump has held numerous campaign events across the country, but he boycotted all five of the Republican primary debates. Given their past exchanges and disagreements, it remains unclear whether Biden will agree to face Trump in person during the general election campaign.

Jones’s concerns about a highly visible Biden reflect growing doubt among many Americans about the incumbent’s mental and physical fitness for a second term. Biden has only had limited interactions with the public, including joint press conferences and solo press conferences. This has raised questions about his ability to effectively serve as the chief executive.

Polls have shown public perceptions of Biden’s age and fitness. A New York Times/Siena College poll indicated that a significant percentage of respondents believed Biden was too old to be an effective president and lacked the mental sharpness for the role.

In turn, a CBS News poll suggested that a third of voters doubted Biden would complete a second term, raising concerns about his ability to fulfill his presidential duties.