Ana Navarro: Biden's lack of energy is giving me 'Jeb Bush acid reflux'

Ana Navarro: Biden's lack of energy is giving me 'Jeb Bush acid reflux'
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CNN political commentator Ana NavarroAna Violeta NavarroIs Biden the Democratic front-runner by default? Ana Navarro: Biden's lack of energy is giving me 'Jeb Bush acid reflux' Pavlich: Where is the media's explanation for Avenatti? MORE said Monday that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE is giving her "Jeb Bush acid reflux," suggesting his lack of energy on the campaign trail reminds her of the 2016 GOP candidate defeated by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign buys full page ads in Miami newspapers ahead of Dem debates Trump administration's 'forced diplomacy' with Iran isn't working Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama MORE.

Navarro, a former Republican strategist who supported Bush in the 2016 GOP primary, shared her perspective on the former vice president on CNN's "New Day."

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“I say this as someone who really likes Joe Biden,” Navarro told anchors John Berman and Alisyn Camerota. “Right now, he’s giving me Jeb Bush acid reflux. I want to see him pull this together. He’s got time.”

Trump mocked Bush as "low energy Jeb" during the 2016 campaign. Bush, who was considered the party's front-runner until Trump entered the race in June 2015, bowed out in February 2016 after performing poorly in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

"Biden can’t got out there on his cloud of Democratic love and string a harp,” Navarro continued. “He’s gotta go out there and prove that he can punch. People want to see electability and they want to be able to see: can he punch at Donald Trump.”

Biden was mocked by political observers over the the weekend, including by former Obama White House adviser David AxelrodDavid AxelrodHuckabee fires back at Axelrod over comment about Sarah Sanders: He 'earned' his CNN paycheck Ana Navarro: Biden's lack of energy is giving me 'Jeb Bush acid reflux' Axelrod mocks Biden's 'Best Friends Day' tweet to Obama: 'This is a joke, right?' MORE, for sending out a tweet to the former president celebrating "Best Friends Day."

“I’ll tell you what,” Navarro added. “Sending out a tweet with Obama’s my B.F.F. friendship bracelet is not the way to hold on.”

Biden, 76, is currently the front-runner among the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination, but has seen his lead shrink recently.

A Saturday Des Moines Register–CNN poll of Iowa voters showed Biden at 24 percent support among Iowa voters, with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' Buttigieg's use of dating app Hinge inspires partnership with Rock the Vote 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE (D) at 14 percent.