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Co-host Ainsley Earhardt of Fox & Friends seemed to get blindsided by an 80-year-old Iowa woman who unexpectedly had some choice words for Biden when asked at a diner about what her biggest concern going into the 2024 presidential election is.
Her words weren’t for President Joe Biden either, and not even for his son Hunter, but for First Lady Jill Biden.
Donna, from Urbandale, Iowa told Earhardt in a video shared by our colleagues at The Western Journal, “For me … One of the things that bothers me is, I’m five days younger than the president.”
She was dining at the busy Machine Shed restaurant in Urbandale on Friday when Earnhardt approached her with the camera rolling. She asked the grandmotherly woman, “What issues are concerning you? Is it the economy?”
Donna explained with unabashed and even self-effacing honesty that her concerns began even closer to home, “I gimp, I walk with a gimp, I forget things once in a while. But I feel that he has been put out before people. And being made fun of all the time.”
She then echoed a sentiment shared by many Americans: “I would like to think that my family would not do that to me. And I feel that Jill Biden should be … feel very badly for what she’s doing.”
Earhardt seemed to be taken a bit aback by the scathing rebuke delivered by the charming older woman and barely seemed able to manage a “Wow,” before recovering herself to ask who Donna thought should replace Biden on the Democratic ticket.
“That I don’t know,” she replied. “I think what I’d like to see is because they, the Democrats, don’t like him, I’d like to see the Kennedy running. I think that’s kind of fun to see what they’re going to be doing this year.”
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has seen a recent resurgence in Democratic primary polling with returns of up to 13% as recently as Aug. 28-31 in an Echelon Insights poll according to FiveThirtyEight.
In a favorability poll from The Economist and YouGov published by Forbes, RFK, Jr.’s favorability numbers eclipsed both President Joe Biden and even GOP frontrunner and 45th President Donald Trump. He was viewed as favorable by 49% of respondents and unfavorably by just 30%. Biden’s net-negative approval sat at -9%.
Kennedy has recently launched a campaign push to vocally object to what he called the Democratic National Convention “rigging the primary” in an interview with the outlet. Sharing the interview he wrote, “A rigged primary is just one aspect of a rigged society. Do you feel like the economy is rigged in favor of the same corporate interests that rig the primaries? With your help, I’m going to change that.”
He told Forbes very directly, “The DNC does not want a primary,” and his campaign manager Dennis Kucinich told Fox News‘ Jesse Watters “If you win the primary, you win the delegates. I know that sounds like a novel idea…”
The Democratic National Committee is rigging the primary. Here's how. pic.twitter.com/2t0fk4L7w8
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) September 11, 2023
As for First Lady Jill Biden, in a story reported previously by Explain America, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 over the Labor Day weekend, forcing her to remain at the Biden family’s Rehoboth, Deleware estate.
Judge Jeanine Pirro noted in a post to X, formerly Twitter: “So if double-vaxxed and double boosted didn’t work for the president’s wife, then what’s the point? Remember when Biden told us “you’re not going to get covid if you have these vaccinations…”? BALONEY! Didn’t pharmaceuticals make enough money — or will Joe now try to lock us all down a second time?“