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 NavarroTrump-Rocky photo explodes on social media: 'Mastered the art of drunk-tweeting, sober' Ana Navarro clashes with Rand Paul in fiery exchange: 'Don't mansplain!' Meghan McCain, Ana Navarro get heated over whistleblower debate MORE said Monday that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Conservative group hits White House with billboard ads: 'What is Trump hiding?' Democrat representing Pennsylvania district Trump carried plans to vote to impeach  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 TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day 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 AxelrodKrystal Ball: Media turns on Buttigieg, will this end him? Both sides have reason to want speedy Trump impeachment trial Gary Cohn says he's 'concerned' no one is left in White House to stand up to Trump 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 SandersSaagar Enjeti says Buttigieg's release of McKinsey client list shows he 'caved to public pressure' Sanders endorses Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur for Katie Hill's former House seat Biden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSaagar Enjeti says Buttigieg's release of McKinsey client list shows he 'caved to public pressure' On The Money: Lawmakers strike spending deal | US, China reach limited trade deal ahead of tariff deadline | Lighthizer fails to quell GOP angst over new NAFTA Bill Weld: As many as six GOP senators privately support convicting Trump MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSaagar Enjeti says Buttigieg's release of McKinsey client list shows he 'caved to public pressure' Biden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Wisconsin: poll MORE (D) at 14 percent.