Popular radio host “Charlamagne Tha God” is calling on President Joe Biden to give voters the “ultimate Christmas gift” by dropping out of the presidential race and allowing a stronger Democrat candidate to take his place.
Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard McKelvey, is the host of the popular “Breakfast Club” radio show. His comments came while guest hosting Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Wednesday.
“I know he thinks he’s got this in the bag, but the polls say otherwise,” Charlamagne said of Biden.
The president’s approval rating recently hit an all-time low of 37%, while his disapproval rating has hit a record high of 61%, which analysts have attributed to issues such as the economy, inflation, crime and border security. Biden has also lost support among the Democrat base over the Israel-Hamas war, as the party is divided among supporters of Israel and Palestine — with Palestine supporters outraged over Biden’s support for Israel, and Israel supporters angered over Biden’s flip-flopping on the issue in an attempt to appease the Palestine supporters.
Biden’s approval rating hits a new low at 37%, and it’s easy to see why. Under Biden and Democrat policies, we’ve seen:
A 3,266% increase in terrorists crossing the border.
A 15.3% increase in household debt, with household debt now a staggering 39% higher than median household…
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Charlamagne then compared the presidential election — which will likely be a rematch between Biden and former President Donald Trump — to a bar fight, noting that he didn’t like his chances with Biden at his side.
“I want Biden stepping into beat Trump the way I want him stepping in to defend me at a bar fight. I appreciate you caring, but I don’t like our chances,” he said, prompting laughter from the studio audience.
He also compared Biden staying in the race to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg refusing to step down from her position despite clear health problems. Ginsburg ultimately died while still serving on the high court, leading to Trump appointing her replacement. Many Democrats were angered over this, as they believed that she should have stepped down while former President Barack Obama was still in office and could appoint her replacement, rather than trying to survive until the next Democrat was in office while clearly facing a serious decline in health.
“The point is, we don’t need Biden to beat Donald Trump just like we didn’t need RBG to stay on the court,” Charlamagne said.
“Maybe if RBG had retired during the Obama years, we’d still have Roe v. Wade,” he continued, adding: “But people said, ‘No, she needs to be here to protect Roe.’ And now look, both of them are gone.”
“The facts are: Biden is not getting any younger, he’s not gonna get any more popular and he’s not getting a new running mate,” Charlamagne argued.
“So please, Mr. President, give America the ultimate Christmas gift and step aside,” he concluded.
Biden has two challengers in the Democrat presidential primary, author Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) — though several states have already refused to include them on their primary ballots.