NBC's "Meet the Press" expressed concerns over President Joe Biden's situation as he campaigns for another term, comparing him to Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016.
The discussion focused on the president's failed Bidenomics plan and low poll numbers.
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"You're trying to convince people of something, you're trying to convince people their own impressions about the economy are wrong," Lanhee Chen, a Hoover Institution fellow, said. "And so, if you look, for example, at how Hispanic and Black voters feel about the economy, they'll tell you it stinks."
"Now they can keep saying, ‘but we have the CHIPS Act, but we have the IRA,' at the end of the day, you can't convince someone that they're feeling, how they're feeling about the economy is wrong," he continued. "And that's what this election is going to come down to. And I get they're trying to present a proactive message but at the end of the day, it's very difficult I think to do that when people feel, they simply feel differently."
➡️ Questions about Hunter Biden
➡️ Investigations into former President Trump
➡️ His age
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The panel also noted three areas where Biden hasn't figured out a response. They included questions about Hunter Biden, investigations into former President Trump, and his age.
"Those are three massive issues that are clouding his re-election campaign," the panel noted.
The concerns are notable as they come from voices typically in favor of Biden's policies. Democrats and mainstream media are increasingly expressing concern about Biden as his policies and results fail to help the American people and economy.
The situation has led to strong concerns from many on the left over whether Biden will be able to defeat former President Donald Trump in a potential rematch next year.
The questions have also led to speculation of potential replacements to run instead of Biden, though the White House continues to argue that the president is set on running for another four-year term.
The latest panel shows that the problems about the 2024 campaign for mainstream media aren't just Trump, but also include issues with Biden and his policies.