Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) contrasted the two possible 2024 contenders during an interview with Fox News this week, stating that the Democrats have little strategy other than to attack former President Donald Trump, especially due to President Joe Biden’s advanced age.
Cruz told Sean Hannity this week that Biden faced an uphill battle for reelection. He asked the anchor if it was a “bad sign for Joe Biden when Hillary Clinton is saying he’s old and corrupt?”
The senator referenced a comment by the Democratic Party’s 2016 nominee this week that said that Americans were right to consider Biden’s age.
“It’s a concern for anyone,” she said.
The Biden Administration thrives in darkness and trusts that the corrupt corporate media won’t report on their disasters! pic.twitter.com/mYjrsgsNe6
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 24, 2023
During his interview, Cruz said that Biden is the most likely standard-bearer for the Democrats, despite being 80. He said that this was likely because “the Democrats think Trump is going to be the Republican nominee.”
Cruz added that he believed that Democrats could “hide Biden in a basement for two years and just run on how much they hate Trump.”
He added that if any candidate other than Trump became the likely nominee, the Democratic Party would “throw Joe to the curb and try to find someone younger.”
The Texas Republican added this was because Biden “can’t tie his shoes without assistance.”
The Texas Republican also predicted that the primary fight between Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) will be “wild and woolly.”
Earlier this month Cruz said that the president had significant impairment during the ongoing debate over raising the debt ceiling.
Cruz referenced Biden’s efforts to negotiate with Republicans in Congress in 2011 when he was vice president.
However, a dozen years later, Cruz said he believed that Biden has not so far because “his mental faculties are too diminished right now to do what he did in 2011, to sit down and actually work together on a solution to the problems.”
The senator then said that Biden’s lack of engagement meant that “a bunch of young staffers in the White House, radical children,” were willing to risk a potential default “because they have no appreciation of the chaos and misery and damage.”