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, Biden set for tight battle in Florida Well-wishes pour in across media for Chris Cuomo after coronavirus diagnosis Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him MORE said Monday that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Americans debate life under COVID-19 risks Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel 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 TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 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 AxelrodThe Hill's Campaign Report: Senate map shows signs of expanding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump touts reopening as virus fatality forecasts trigger alarm Republicans' dangerous weaponization of Tara Reade's allegation against Joe Biden 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 SandersHillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel Biden wins Hawaii primary Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrat concedes in California House race MORE (D) at 14 percent.