Jessica Tarlov, the lone liberal co-host of Fox News’ top-rated “The Five,” tried to insinuate that former President Donald Trump’s mental capacities are similar to those of President Joe Biden during a show segment on Wednesday.
The panel was discussing an Axios report that said the White House has made some major adjustments to help prevent President Joe Biden from falling so much, such as changing to sneakers instead of dress shoes and using a shorter set of stairs to board Air Force One. In addition, the report said Biden has undergone physical therapy since late 2021.
Tarlov responded by ticking off mistakes Trump has made within just the past 10 days, including when he “said you need an ID to buy bread. Has anyone shown ID to get Wonderbread lately?”
“He said that he ran against Obama in 2016. He ran against Hillary Clinton,” Tarlov continued. “He warned that Biden would get us into World War II, which I’m pretty sure we already fought and won. And yesterday, he confused Jeb Bush and George W. Bush and said Jeb got us involved in the Middle East.”
Tarlov then ripped what she described as Trump’s “authoritarian posts” on his Truth Social platform.
She noted that Trump hinted that outgoing Joint Chiefs chairman and Army Gen. Mark Milley was guilty of treason for consulting with the Chinese during the tumultuous post-2020 election period and said he threatened to investigate Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, NBC News, and MSNBC, if he won back the presidency.
“Can you imagine if Biden said, ‘You know what, I’m going to look into that Fox News? They don’t seem to like me over there,’” asked Tarlov.
“This may be the choice that people have. Trump versus Biden laid bare here,” co-host Martha MacCallum responded.
“At least Trump can say ‘LL Cool J,’” said Jesse Watters.
President Biden’s polling and approval rating continue to drop as the 2024 presidential election creeps closer.
A new poll shows that only 39 percent of voters in four key swing states, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina, have confidence in the president’s ability to handle the economy, RealClearPolitics reported.
Steve Cortes, the chairman and founder of the League of American Workers, said in a column posted to the site that the reason 77 percent of the voters surveyed said that the nation is on the wrong track is because of the economy.
Of the 39 percent that had a favorable opinion of the president’s handling of the economy, a mere 9 percent said they give him a “strong approval.”
“So, despite the propaganda of media apologists and cherry-picking of a small set of data points that appear temporarily uplifting, voters clearly understand their tough economic slog and place blame squarely upon Biden and his allies,” the author said.
“In fact, in separate polling from Gallup going back seven decades, Republicans have never before enjoyed a larger edge on the primary issue of the day, the economy. Combining that survey with this new LAW poll in battleground states, the harsh reality of economic anxiety becomes clearer, especially for citizens of modest means,” he said.
“Our new poll revealed, for example, just how worried workers are about the erosion of their earning power and their subsequent inability to pay soaring housing costs for rents or mortgages.
“In these four states, fully 39% of voters said that ‘Income Erosion’ was a top concern regarding the effects of systemic, punishing inflation. Americans work harder to afford less, as evidenced by the crushing 24 straight months of declining real wages under Biden, meaning pay adjusted for the costs of the goods and services of life,” he said.
Democratic Party strategist James Carville said that some Democrats have asked him to stop talking about the president’s chances of being elected again as Democrat Rep. Dean Phillips has decided to challenge the president in the Democrat primary, The Atlantic reported.
The strategist said that Democrats are not disagreeing with him, but they want him to stop talking about the president having a tough time being elected again.
“Nobody is saying, ‘James, you’re wrong,’” the strategist said. “They’re saying, ‘James, you can’t say that.’”
“I’m looking at polling data, and I’m looking at all of it. The president’s numbers are just not good—and they’re not getting any better,” he said.
“I talk to a lot of people who do a lot of congressional-level polling and state polling, and they’re all saying the same thing. There’s not an outlier; there’s not another opinion… The question is, has the country made up its mind?” he said.