Former Vice President Joe Biden recently said choose a Republican running mate, which according to Fox & Friends guest co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy was very reminiscent of President Donald Trump, Newsweek reported.
“There’s an element of Trump in there,” Campos-Duffy said on Tuesday. “You just don’t know what’s going to come out of Joe Biden and I think that the voters really want that.”
On Monday, Biden told voters at an event in New Hampshire that he would consider having a Republican vice president on his campaign ticket, but couldn’t think of a specific candidate. The comment caused “Republican VP” to trend on Twitter, gathering more than 15,000 comments.
The Fox & Friends guest hosts weren’t confident American voters would actually see a bipartisan ticket, but Campos-Duffy said the comment signaled Biden had a characteristic that could prove beneficial to him. Addressing voters with seemingly off the cuff remarks instead of scripted talking points, as Trump does, makes people feel like politicians are expressing what they really think, according to Campos-Duffy.
Biden told voters on Monday that whomever he picked as a running mate, were he to get the nomination, would have to know his priorities and be strategically on the “exact same page.” That person could be someone from across the aisle, according to Biden, because there are “decent Republicans” out there, but the former vice president declined to name names.
Given that Biden couldn’t name one person he would be open to putting on the ticket, Fox & Friends co-host Griff Jenkins called the comment “a little bit disingenuous.”