Thursday 4 July 2024

‘Believe Me Now, George?’: Nikki Haley Dunks On ABC Anchor Who Questioned Her Biden Prediction

 Former 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley blasted ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday after a clip from last August resurfaced on social media showing Stephanopoulos being critical of Haley’s prediction that Biden would have to step down.

The ABC News host is set to sit down with Biden this week in the president’s first interview since his disastrous debate performance last week. Last summer, Stephanopoulos pressed Haley to show “evidence” that Biden would not be able to finish his first term and that Vice President Kamala Harris would assume the role of commander-in-chief.

“There’s no way Joe Biden is going to finish his term. I think Kamala Harris is going to be the next president, and that should send a chill up every American’s spine,” Haley told Stephanopoulos last August before the ABC News anchor cut her off.

“Excuse me. Excuse me one second about that. How do you know Joe Biden is not going to finish his term? What is that based on?” asked Stephanopoulos, the former White House communications director for President Bill Clinton.

“Do you think that he’s actually going to finish what he started?” Haley, the former South Carolina governor and U.S. ambassador to the U.N., replied. “We look at the decline he’s had over the last few years. You have to be honest with the American people, George.”

Stephanopoulos continued to push Haley to provide “evidence” that Biden wouldn’t finish his first term. The legacy media has been criticized for downplaying Biden’s apparent mental and physical struggles while in office, especially after his debate against former President Donald Trump last week caused panic among many Left-leaning political commentators.

During the debate, the 81-year-old president struggled numerous times to reply coherently to the moderators, CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash. Biden reportedly admitted at a private fundraiser that he almost fell asleep while debating Trump.

“Believe me now, George?” Haley posted on X along with the video of her interview with Stephanopolous last summer.

Biden reportedly discussed the future of his re-election campaign with his family over the weekend, and his family members urged him to stay in the race.

“[The Biden family] will not let those 90 minutes define the four years he’s been president,” first lady Jill Biden told Vogue following the debate.

“We will continue to fight.” she said, adding, “[Biden] will always do what’s best for the country.”

A group of Democratic governors — including Gavin Newsom of California, Andy Beshear of Kentucky, and Tim Walz of Minnesota — are reportedly set to meet with Biden on Wednesday “to make sure he’s doing ok.”

“I think the governors just want a direct and candid conversation with the president. We want to make sure he’s doing okay,” Beshear told CNN on Tuesday. “We all know him. He has formed a personal relationship with us, and he says he is [OK], and we take him at his word, but it’s always good to see somebody in person.”

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