Harris Better President than Biden, Trump Implies

Trump Weighs in on Democratic Leadership Dynamics.

by Nouman Rasool
Harris Better President than Biden, Trump Implies
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In a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, former President Donald Trump made a surprising assertion, suggesting that Vice President Kamala Harris could potentially be a more effective leader in the Oval Office than President Joe Biden.

This bold statement comes amidst the escalating political drama as the nation gears up for the upcoming primary season. During the conversation on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," Trump, the Republican front-runner, entertained the notion that a vote for Biden in the next election might indirectly be a vote for Harris.

"I think so," he conceded, though he expressed skepticism about Biden's chances of even entering the race. "It seems like he's locked into her for a lot of reasons. He has to choose her. I understand," Trump commented, reflecting on the Democratic party's potential strategies.

Trump Praises Harris

Trump's remarks, highlighted by Mediaite, indicate his belief that Harris could outperform Biden if given the chance. "I think she'd be better than him, actually. I actually think that," he stated. This speculation comes as both Trump and Biden, the incumbent, lead their respective parties, hinting at a potential rematch in the forthcoming election.

Despite his commanding lead in polls, Trump has opted out of participating in four Republican primary debates. However, in the same interview, he expressed willingness to engage in debates if the competition tightens after the January 23 New Hampshire primary.

He also criticized the Commission on Presidential Debates but showed readiness to debate frequently, even under their organization. Meanwhile, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is seen as a rising figure within the GOP.

Recent polling data from Saint Anselm College Survey Center and the American Research Group illustrate her growing support in New Hampshire, closing in on Trump's lead. Trump, unfazed by these developments, dismissed the poll results as fabricated and took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to voice his skepticism. Referring to Haley as "Birdbrain," a nickname he coined earlier, he labeled the poll a "scam."