Jonathan Karl: “I remember President Obama holding 16 rallies across the country in October 2010 alone.”
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chair of House Democrats’ campaign arm, attacked ABC’s Jonathan Karl Sunday, saying that President Biden was largely MIA during the midterms campaign trail.
Karl pointed out that Biden spent significantly less time on the Democratic campaign trail than former President Obama in an interview with Maloney, which he did on a special edition ABC’s “This Week.”
Karl stated that he recalls President Obama holding 16 rallies across the country in October 2010. “We don’t see Joe Biden on the campaign trail. I’m aware that he has announced an event in Florida next week. Why aren’t Biden and his staff out more? Would you like to see Biden out more?
Maloney stated in defense that he saw Maloney in Poughkeepsie. This is where we announced $120 million of private sector investments in the upstate and Hudson Valley. “Tens, if not thousands, of good jobs are coming back from China,” Maloney said in defense. So, I guess you don’t really know what I’m talking about. We know the results.”
Karl interrupted his guest and pointed out that Biden had spent less time campaigning Democrats in midterms than Obama, as well as former President Trump.
Karl replied, “Wait! Wait, wait!” “You don’t understand what I’m talking about… He went Poughkeepsie. He’s going to Florida, as I said. He did make a trip to Pennsylvania. He was not out there as often as the previous presidents or as much as Trump (2018).
Maloney answered a question about whether he would like Biden running for re-election. He said that “Look, the President will make that decision.” He also stated that the voters will reward the president if they see him continue to achieve results in areas such as jobs and health care.
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Fox News Digital reported on a recent New York Times/Siena College poll that found Biden’s approval rating was below 40%, and that 64% believe the country is in the wrong direction.
Recent polls also showed that Americans are not confident in Biden or the Democrats to lower inflation, which has reached a 40-year high.
“The president understands that inflation is an issue and high costs are [sic] an problem for the American people. So he’s made that his top economic priority,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated when asked about the economy during a recent press conference. He has done the work.
In spite of polling consistently placing the president at the bottom, some swing state Democrats seem hesitant to ask Biden for his support on the campaign trail. Fox News’ Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan stated that her job was to be an independent voice in New Hampshire. When asked if she would like the president campaign for her, Maggie Hassan said that this is the role she has always played and will continue to be for Granite Staters.
Biden’s paltry campaign schedule has been noticed by the media. According to a New York Times report, Biden’s midterms strategy was described as “remarkably low-key” by a president who is facing one of the most significant rebukes in his political career. A female reporter pointed out that Biden had not asked for help from many candidates, and the president snapped at her.
“John Fetterman will appear with you today, but there haven’t been that many candidates running with you,” said Fetterman. Why?” As he was walking to Marine One, a reporter asked him why.
He replied, “That’s false!” He replied, “There have been fifteen!” Count, kid, count! Alright?”
“OK, are there going to more?” The reporter demanded.
“Yeah!” Biden said.