With seven days to go until the 2020 election, CNN has resurfaced an interview White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany did back in 2015, where she praised Joe Biden as “funny and likable” and a “man of the people.”
In the August 2015 interview, McEnany said that Republicans would have problems with a potential race between then-candidate Donald Trump and Biden, who was then considering a run for the White House.
“I think the Republicans run into a problem if it is Joe Biden and if it is maybe a Trump on the other side,” McEnany said on local New York’s AM970. “Because Joe Biden, one of the things he is remarkable at is really kind of being a man of the people and resonating with middle class voters. Feeling like — coming off as human. His gaffes — as much as we make fun of them — to a certain extent they make him look human. So not, since he’s likable.”
While McEnany said that Tump would likely beat Biden in a potential matchup, she thought “the juxtaposition of kind of the man of the people and kind of this tycoon, is a problem.”
“Although Donald Trump’s remarkably coming off as a man of the people despite being this wealthy business tycoon,” she added.
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