Newly Hired Biden Advisor Previously Called Him 'The Problem'
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Things continue to go from bad to worse for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Biden's campaign recently hired Addisu Demissie to help his team focus on criminal justice reform, but the problem is that same adviser previously slammed Biden's record on that very issue.
Biden literally hired someone who called him "the problem."
Both advisers previously worked on former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, according to The New York Times. Demisse also worked on presidential campaigns for past Democratic nominees, including John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, and has been active in California politics throughout the past decade. Demissie also founded 50+1 Strategies, according to the company’s website.
The veteran Democratic strategist’s past criticism of Biden centers around criminal justice reform for the most part, especially over Biden’s support for the 1994 crime bill.
“That’s the problem,” Demissie tweeted in 2019 about Biden’s decades-long record on criminal justice reform.
Here's the 2019 tweet:
But wait, it gets even better.
Back in March, Demissie took to Twitter to complain that the Democratic presidential primary came down to “two white men” -- Biden and socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“It’s completely explainable that we are down to two white men to become our nominee. Democratic primary voters’ top priority is beating Donald Trump and, mostly subconsciously, I believe the gruesome reality of Trump’s America has put a fear in our hearts,” Demissie tweeted.
Biden has bigger issues than this.
A new poll found that support for the former vice president may be much softer than the media is letting on.
According to a new poll from ABC News/Washington Post, Biden holds a 10-point national lead over Trump.
The media has only been pushing this part of the poll -- and we all know how accurate these polls were back in 2016.
But buried deep in the polling shows that voters are far more energized to ensure they get to the polls to vote for Trump, a sign that voter turnout may hurt Biden is critical states.
When voters answered the survey by saying they supported Trump, the pollsters followed-up by asking: "Would you definitely vote for Trump, probably vote for him, or just possibly vote for him?"
A whopping 87 percent of registered Trump supporters said they would definitely vote for Trump, versus eight percent who said they would probably vote for him, and five percent who said they would possibly vote for him.
When pollsters asked the same question to voters who said they support Biden, only 74 percent said they would definitely vote for him. Fifteen percent said they would probably vote for him and 11 percent said they would possibly vote for him.