Legendary governmental strategist James Carville based on Saturday that nan White House has small assurance successful President Biden aft he turned down a Super Bowl Sunday interview.
Biden precocious declined to return portion successful nan Super Bowl Sunday question and reply for nan 2nd twelvemonth successful a row. The question and reply is simply a contented that began successful 2009 pinch President Obama.
The question and reply is mostly seen arsenic a measurement for nan president to link pinch a monolithic assemblage that doesn't usually tune into governmental conferences. Last year, nan Super Bowl betwixt nan Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles saw 115 cardinal viewers.
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Carville, a long-time Democrat, gave his return connected nan business while being interviewed connected CNN connected Saturday.
"It’s nan biggest tv audience, not moreover close, and you get a chance to do a 20-, 25-minute question and reply connected that day," Carville began.
"And you don’t do it? That’s a benignant of motion that nan unit aliases yourself doesn’t person overmuch assurance successful you," Carville continued. "There’s nary different measurement to publication this."
Biden is not nan first president to move down nan chance to speak to Super Bowl audiences. In 2018, President Trump declined to beryllium down pinch NBC for a Super Bowl interview.
The advisor besides opined astir Biden's precocious age, days aft nan president held a property conference astir his intelligence competence.
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"And he's not going to do debates," Carville said. "He is old, I cognize what it is because I'm almost arsenic aged arsenic he is, and it's ne'er going to get better."
On Thursday, Biden lashed out astatine reporters successful a property convention aft nan merchandise of Special Counsel Robert Hur's study doubting nan president's intelligence acuity.
"I'm well-meaning, and I'm an aged man, and I cognize what nan hellhole I'm doing," Biden said to a mobility asked by Fox News White House analogous Peter Doocy. "I've been president and I put this state backmost connected its feet. I don't request his recommendation."
"How bad is your memory? And tin you proceed arsenic president?" Doocy asked.
"My representation is truthful bad [that] I fto you speak," Biden fired back.
Fox News Digital's David Rutz and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.