CNN political commentator Ana Navarro compared Joe Biden's performance in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary to that of Jeb Bush in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. Navarro also remarked that President Trump purposely creates crises so he can come in as the white knight to solve it.
"This is a recurring theme now with Trump, where he, like, creates crises so then he can come in as the white knight and heroic figure that somehow solves it and wants great press," Navarro said Monday on CNN's 'New Day.'
ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN: That's a victory. That is a victory.
So I mean, I just think that it's very interesting, because it's a woman. Kamala Harris scores well. It's a woman of color. It's a gay mayor. When Cory Booker is involved, it's a black man. There's a lot -- I mean, it's interesting who Iowa caucus goers have zeroed in on.
ANA NAVARRO, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: They're also working their butts off. Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg. They are everywhere in the press. They are giving all sorts of interviews. They are -- they're fanning out across the early primary states. Not just them, but their top-line surrogates. You're not seeing Biden. Biden's best day was his campaign launch.
And I say this as somebody who really likes Joe Biden and would be very happy, skip and hop to the polls if I could vote for him in a general election instead of Donald Trump.
But right now, he is giving me Jeb Bush acid reflux. I want to see him pull this together. He's got time to get -- you know, to get --
CAMEROTA: He's going on Tuesday. Is that good enough?
NAVARRO: We're spending the next two days talking about how Sanders and Warren combined are besting him.
GOLODRYGA: But I think what you're talking about is he doesn't have that fire in the belly we're seeing from some of these other candidates that are out there day in, day out.
Clearly, Biden has the name recognition. No one wants an anointed nominee, though. Right? So you have to earn it. You have to win over the voters with policy, with ideas. Obviously, with an agenda to beat President Trump. But it requires a lot more than that.
And the question is can voters retain 23 different candidates' policies? And it looks like that's not the case now. And that's why you're seeing a certain handful at the top tier.
NAVARRO: And what he brings to the table is the idea that he is the
one best positioned to beat Donald Trump. In order to carry that message through, he needs to prove that he's a very good candidate.