In the latest White House press briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre found herself in a bit of a pickle when bombarded with tough questions about President Biden’s age and plummeting job approval ratings. It seems like some Americans, even within the Democratic Party, are starting to wonder if ol’ Joe is past his prime for the presidency. Talk about a tough crowd!
Karine Jean-Pierre on Biden's horrendous job approval rating: "We're not gonna change the minds of Americans, I get that" pic.twitter.com/Bt3XYeuGbi
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But instead of tackling these concerns head-on, Jean-Pierre seemed to dance around the issue, simply acknowledging the public’s sentiments without offering any real defense. It’s almost as if she’s trying to avoid the elephant in the room. Can you blame her? It’s not an easy task to justify a president who may already need a nap by the time the sun goes down.
To make matters worse, former Obama advisor David Axelrod had some choice words to say about Biden’s stamina and whether it’s wise for him to continue running for office. But rather than address Axelrod’s comments directly, Jean-Pierre took a more passive approach, saying, “It’s not my job to tell people what to think.” Well, way to dodge a bullet, Press Secretary!
This whole situation begs the question: what is the Democratic Party’s strategy moving forward? With the next election cycle creeping closer, they can’t afford to keep skirting around the issue of Biden’s age and declining popularity. It’s time for some real answers, folks. And maybe a shot of espresso for the president wouldn’t hurt either. Just a thought.