The host of Comedy Central questioned the secretary of transportation over a New Hampshire survey that predicted Buttigieg will defeat the president in the 2024 presidential primary.
NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! In a Monday interview with Pete Buttigieg, host of “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah made fun of Joe Biden after a recent poll in New Hampshire indicated that the transportation secretary would defeat the president in a 2024 primary contest there.
According to the University of New Hampshire survey, Buttigieg received support from 17% of potential Democratic primary voters compared to 16% for Biden.
“I’m just curious if seeing a poll like that gives you a little more clout when meeting with the president. If he says something to you, does it ever make you feel a little like, Joe, is there ever like, “As the audience chuckled, Noah questioned.
Then, Buttigieg quickly switched to promoting his appearance at Monday’s groundbreaking for the Portal Bridge in New Jersey alongside Democratic Governor Phil Murphy.
The Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan, right, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, left, listen as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, center, speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/File: Susan Walsh)
“The best thing I can do to make myself appear good in front of my boss is to have recently broken ground on a significant project, like we did in New Jersey. Because that’s what I need to focus on to do my job, “However, he responded.
Noah praised Buttigieg for his remark, calling it “very smooth,” while grinning at his segue.
The UNH Survey Center poll, which was released last week, also revealed that Biden’s favorability rating is at an all-time low.
In Washington, DC, on July 28, 2022, President Joe Biden receives a memo from a staff member stating that the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act had gotten enough support to pass. (Image courtesy of Getty Images/Anna Moneymaker)
Only 31% of prospective Democratic primary voters indicated they wanted the president to run for another term, while 59% said they didn’t want Joe Biden to do the same. In the most recent UNH poll, which was taken in June, support for a Biden reelection candidacy among New Hampshire Democrats plummeted, falling from 74 percent last summer to 54 percent.
After a slew of recent national polls showing that most Americans do not want Biden to run again, the UNH survey was released.
It’s not the first time that Noah has made fun of Biden in his gags.
On April 30, 2022, in Washington, President Joe Biden chuckles while listening to Trevor Noah, star of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” talk at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
Aiming Biden during his performance at the 2022 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Noah cracked jokes on inflation, the president’s approval rating, and the bungled withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. The Biden administration “doesn’t handle evacuations effectively,” the speaker added.
Things are already improving since you took office, Noah stated at one point in his remarks. Gas, rent, and food prices have all increased.
When asked why he was picked to host the event, Noah joked, “I was informed you get your highest popularity ratings with a multiracial African guy standing next to you.” He then addressed Biden.
Biden performed poorly in New Hampshire’s 2020 primary, coming in fifth place, much behind Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who won, and second-place finisher Pete Buttigieg. Biden promptly changed his strategy and focused on the South Carolina primary, which he easily won with substantial support from minorities. This energized his campaign and resulted in a dramatic turnaround as he eventually won the nomination.
Hanna Panreck from Fox News contributed to this story.
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