A well-known critic of President Joe Biden pointed to a comment he made to ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos on Friday to accuse him of using the claim “democracy is on the line” in the November election as just a Democrat-left talking point to scare voters away from Trump.

“Can we talk about an issue from Friday night? … The entire thesis of the campaign was ‘democracy is on the ballot.’ And when George Stephanopoulos asked him, ‘Well if you lose and all these bad things come to pass, will you be okay with that?’ And he said, ‘Well, as long as we gave it our all,'” CNN political commentator Scott Jennings said on Sunday during a network segment.

“Now, if I was a Democrat who hasn’t blinked since January of 2017 or one of these never-Trumpers who’s worried about all this and I heard Joe Biden admit that it’s all just a facade, that it’s all just a talking point, I would be freaked out right now to find out there’s no animating issue for this campaign. It’s just a grift!” Jennings added.

On CNN’s “Laura Coates Live” last week, Jennings criticized Democratic governors for their continued support of President Joe Biden, labeling them as “complicit” in what he termed the “biggest cover up” concerning Biden’s mental fitness. The discussion followed calls from some Democrats for Biden to step down as the party’s nominee after a disappointing debate performance.

Jennings highlighted the limited support from Biden’s immediate circle, while CNN host Laura Coates noted that 23 Democratic governors had shown their support by joining Biden at the White House on Wednesday.

“Once again, behind closed doors, Joe Biden rides unicycles and juggles knives — he looks real good behind closed doors! Let me tell you that‘s what we‘ve been hearing for three-and-a-half years. These governors are now participants in the biggest cover up in American political history,” said Jennings.

“The condition of Joe Biden has been hidden from us for three-and-a-half years, now these governors are complicit in it. We all saw with our own eyes Thursday night. We don‘t need governors to tell us behind closed doors he’s fine. I saw what I saw, and so did every other American,” Jennings added.

Prior to discussing the governors’ support, Jennings noted that the Trump campaign has remained silent on the topic, suggesting that this silence is strategically advantageous for them: “They’re doing exactly what they need to do, which is nothing. He’s running — Of his three campaigns, this is the best managed, best run campaign and it‘s obvious to me he wants to win.

“The way he conducted himself at the debate, the way he‘s handled the last few weeks. Remember coming out of that conviction in New York to right now has been the strongest period for Donald Trump‘s campaign,” Jennings continued. “He‘s got a cash infusion. He’s way up in the polls — the polls you showed tonight. I mean, if he wins the national popular vote by five or six points, you‘re talking about the house going bye-bye for Democrats, you‘re talking about Joe Biden dragging down maybe seven Senate seats we‘re in landslide territory if these polls hold.

“So Donald Trump is doing exactly what he needs to do and I don‘t have much to say beyond listening to Julie plead for the White House to do something. Except one thing, they [Democrats] don‘t have a messaging problem, they have a candidate problem,” he noted further. “Most Democrats seem to know that, the only people that don‘t know it are the Biden family. You got Jill Biden on the cover of Vogue, you got Hunter Biden now running White House senior staff meetings, apparently. I mean, it seems to me you‘re gonna have to drag these people out of the White House by the fingernails, Julie, I‘m sorry to tell you.”

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