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 NavarroEl Paso orphan's family explains Trump photo with baby Ana Navarro lashes out at Rubio for calling outrage over Trump's 'go back' tweet 'self righteous' Is Biden the Democratic front-runner by default? MORE said Monday that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Hill Reporter Rafael Bernal: Biden tries to salvage Latino Support Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report 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 pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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 AxelrodMark Halperin inks book deal 2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care The Hill's Morning Report - More talk on guns; many questions on Epstein's death 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 SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE (D) at 14 percent.