Age continues to be an issue for the Biden administration as voters fear President Joe Biden is too old for a second term should he win re-election. But MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” team had some advice for Biden: Just embrace it.
On Monday morning’s episode of the show, host Joe Scarborough again expressed frustration with new polls showing Biden’s low polling compared to Trump, but noted that the Republican Party is clearly “divided” right now. Scarborough questioned whether a “sustainable, strong message” from Democrats could give them an edge next year, and panelist Charlie Sykes agreed.
He even had this message ready.
“It’s actually not that complicated. Joe Biden can say, ‘Yeah, I’m old, but he’s crazy.’ They’re crazy and dangerous and they’re burning everything down,'” he said, earning a laugh from host Mika Brzezinski.
“‘Yes, I’m an old man, but this guy is crazy and fascist,'” Sykes continued. “This is the way to approach the age problem and the contrast. Don’t make it too complex. You know, ‘I’m old, but you’re crazy.'”
As for the Republican Party itself, Sykes argued that “they are doubling down on dysfunction,” specifically calling out House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
“Kevin McCarthy has given away so much of his power, he has made himself so weak that he actually has Put the crazy people and the clowns in charge,” Sykes said. “And yet this is the moment when we must ask ourselves: Will the American people think that the Republican Party should be entrusted with more power?”
He continued: “Are they a serious governing party? Or has everything become performative? And it’s interesting that they basically don’t even wait until after the election to let their freak flags fly.”
You can watch Sykes’ full comments in the video above.