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A Fox News guest predicted that Democrats would face a “real civil war” under what would quickly become a nightmare situation for the party ahead of the 2024 election.
President Joe Biden’s age has repeatedly come up as an issue this campaign cycle as he often struggles to speak and continues to stumble and fall in public. That has led others to consider a future “health scare” could then send the Democratic leadership scrambling to find a presidential replacement as Vice President Harris continues to be more unpopular than he is.
“If there was something unanticipated, if Biden had a health scare at some point in the next few months, that would not give Democrats a whole lot of time to prepare and figure out who would be the successor,” Josh Kraushaar, the editor-in-chief for Jewish Insider, told “America’s Newsroom” co-host Dana Perino on Friday.
“Dana, I think if Biden decided to step aside and you had all the other candidates, Vice President Harris or Governor Newsom in California, Governor Whitmer, it would be a mess. I mean, it would be a real civil war of a primary,” Kraushaar added.
Last month, Biden appeared to require assistance leaving a stage on Friday after delivering a speech and ending hit with a strange statement.
Biden’s speech at the National Safety Communities Summit in Connecticut was on gun control, a favored policy among Democrats and certainly his administration. Before he left the stage, the president thanked the attendees for coming and said, “God save the queen, man.”
Presumably, he was referring to the late Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, who passed away on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle in Ballater, Scotland. Interestingly, Biden attended her funeral in London, while first lady Jill Biden attended the coronation of King Charles III — which means the new saying should be “God save the king.”
“But the scene became even more bizarre immediately following the gaffe. Biden seemed unaware of where he should exit, pointing at the people off-stage and asking them where he should go,” the Western Journal reported. “Eventually, an aide came up and helped him off, and Biden awkwardly jogged across the stage to make an exit.”
Earlier in the month, Fox News host Harris Faulkner discussed the fallout and implications of a nasty fall Biden took after he gave the commencement speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
During a segment on “Outnumbered,” Faulkner said Biden “looked like a bug” after his on-stage fall, arguing that he presented a “very vulnerable, capitulated view for an enemy.”
Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany began the segment by showing a photo of the fall. This led to the co-hosts taking turns slamming Biden and what kind of “message” that sends to the world.
“His images often summed up a presidency, and I saw his yesterday of this, he tweeted it out, and it’s just this image of the Biden presidency of him being helped up in a kind of decrepit position, and it’s, you risk an image like this defining your presidency, regardless of the sandbag, but just the questions of mental acuity and more,” said McEnany.
Faulkner issued a similar response.
“Well, I’m just gonna say it – just before that photograph was taken, he was on the ground with his heels and the soles of his feet faced the sky and it reminded me of when he had fallen off the bike, he wasn’t clipped into the bike, but he had his feet in the clips, he wasn’t moving, he had stopped, and he tipped over and he ended up like in sort of a bug position with his heels and his hands to the- that is a very vulnerable, capitulated view to an enemy,” she said.