The co-hosts of âThe Fiveâ explained why President Biden’s approval rating was lower than Vice President Kamala Harris for the first time in his presidency on Tuesday.
Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy blamed Biden’s 43% approval rating on Americans’ âloss of freedomâ.
âI think the biggest problem is the loss of freedom that we have experienced over the past two years,â she said. “It’s this normalization of the government taking control of our lives, whether it’s when and if we can go to church, when we can open our businesses, if our kids can go to school. It’s outrageous. , and frankly, I think it’s going to be a huge wave for Republicans. “
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Co-host Dr Nicole Saphier attributed Biden’s decline in popularity to “the way he handled the pandemic.”
“[I]n thatâ¦ he completely politicized the virus, âshe said. âHe blamed the unvaccinated for spreading it. Now that Democrats are getting groundbreaking infections, you even have the Washington Post that says, “I don’t know, we shouldn’t shame people for contracting COVID.” Well, we shouldn’t have shamed anyone from the start. “
The Biden administration “completely missed the rollout of the recall,” resulting in the departure of two Food and Drug Administration administrators, Saphier said.
âThe best thingâ the Biden administration can do ahead of the 2022 midterm election is crush federal vaccine mandates, she said.
âNow more than ever, the president needs to speak to his base,â said co-host Richard Fowler. “If he speaks to his base, he will have a good [midterm election season]. If he stops talking to his base, he won’t. ”
The Biden administration’s strategy “was to undo everything [former President Donald Trump] did it, âco-host Tyrus said.
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âThe only thing I would tell him you want to undo, maybeâ¦ undo a ‘like’ on one of his tweets, because his actions – ladies and gentlemen of the jury – actions outweighs tweets. And now we don’t see any acts and no tweets, so we can’t even entertain ourselves while we’re treated miserably. “
âWant to get 10 points right nowâ¦ on these polls? Tyrus asked. âIt’s simple. All you have to do is say, ‘Hey, the previous administration, whoever was in charge has been showing up since we got rid of you. We’ll get you back. border, bring back some of your old folks, some of the things you used to do well. And we’ll do it right. ‘”