(PatriotWise.com) — The co-chair of President Biden’s reelection campaign suggested on Sunday that the president’s approval ratings will improve before the 2024 election, the Washington Examiner reported.
Campaign co-chair Cedric Richmond appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” where host Martha Raddatz cited the recent polling that shows 61 percent of voters disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy while only 37 percent approve, and asked Richmond what message the campaign planned to address the issue.
Richmond said the campaign would “keep telling them about what we’re doing,” but added that the polling numbers depend on how the question is asked. He said many Americans say they are satisfied with their jobs and wages, and suggested that asking about the broader economy tends to prompt a different answer.
When asked how the campaign would handle questions about President Biden’s advancing age, Richmond said the Democrat would turn the focus onto issues “that Americans are talking about.”
He said if Republicans bring up Biden’s age, the Democrats will deflect the issue by talking about other things, like bringing the cost of insulin down or attacking Republicans for banning books but not banning assault weapons.
Richmond was also asked about President Biden’s ill-timed post on X last week in which he urged supporters to contribute to his campaign just as Donald Trump’s motorcade arrived at Fulton County Jail Thursday evening.
In the post, the president said, “Apropos of nothing, I think today’s a great day to give to my campaign.”
Calling the tweet, “not particularly subtle,” Raddatz asked the campaign co-chair if the Biden campaign was going to use Trump’s legal problems as part of its reelection strategy.
Richmond said it wasn’t part of the strategy and argued that campaign messages like this go out “five or six” times a day and suggested that Raddatz shouldn’t “read much into that.”
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