Megyn Kelly says recent polling numbers are ‘devastating’ for Biden’s reelection hopes as he trails Trump by 35 points in handling the border with host ripping migrants flooding the country under ‘bulls***’ asylum requests
Megyn Kelly claimed recent poll numbers showing Joe Biden trailing Donald Trump by 35 points on dealing with the border are “devastating” for the president.
The figure was one of several areas where Trump far outpaced Biden in the recent poll as the two men prepare to run in the general election.
Speaking to The Fifth Column co-host Kmele Foster and International Women’s Forum senior policy analyst Inez Stepman on The Megyn Kelly Show, Kelly said “if nothing changes, Trump will win the election” in November.
Kelly used the poll to highlight how neither Trump nor Biden had passed immigration reform and then called out what she believed to be the false notion of the migrants as “asylum seekers,” saying most of their claims were “bulls*** ‘.
‘It’s all bullshit because most of the asylum seekers are not seeking asylum. That’s a lie! They could have sought asylum Mexico. They went right through Mexico because they want to be here,’ Kelly said.
She added: ‘They don’t really want to assimilate, a lot of them, but they want their government check. They want a driver’s license. They want to do all the things that American citizens do without doing any of the things that people who immigrated here legally and jumped through all the hoops had to do.’
Megyn Kelly slammed recent poll numbers showing Joe Biden trailing Donald Trump by 35 points for handling the border as ‘devastating’ for the president
She noted that despite that, “there could be more funding for asylum claims to be processed” and Biden and Trump, “didn’t do that” even though they both held houses of Congress for the first two years of their presidencies.
Kelly said the current plan may give Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who may face prosecution, far too much.
‘Those people need to be processed, and we need to find out who really needs our help and shares our values. But we don’t do any of that. And now they want to give Mayorkas a magic wand to say “I respect you asylum seekers. Welcome to America!” That’s not how it works.’
The poll cited by Kelly showed Trump beating Biden on several key issues, with just months to go before the conventions officially kick off the 2024 general election season.
Most importantly, Trump jumped ahead of Biden when it came to voters’ views of the two elderly candidates’ competence and effectiveness as leaders. In June 2020, Trump (77) trailed Biden (81) by 9 percent in this category, but a new NBC News poll released Sunday, shows the former president now ahead by 16 points – 48 percent to 32 percent.
However, the biggest gap is in handling immigration and securing the southern border where 57 percent of voters say they approve of Trump’s handling compared to just 22 percent who say Biden has done well in that area.
Kelly also criticized Trump’s only remaining rival for the GOP nomination, Nikki Haley, for her appearance on Saturday Night Live last week.
‘I have serious questions about whether this is a good idea. What’s next? The Daily Show? What about Scarborough? Tiptoe through those tulips. Rachel Maddow? Joy Reid? Why doesn’t she go on her show? I don’t understand it.’
Kelly noted that despite that, “there could be more funding for asylum claims to be processed” and Biden (pictured left) and Trump (pictured right), “didn’t do it” even though both houses of Congress for the first had two years of their presidencies
Kelly used the poll to highlight how neither Trump nor Biden had passed immigration reform and then called out what she believed to be the false notion of the migrants as “asylum seekers,” calling most of their claims “bulls***.”
Kelly also criticized Trump’s only remaining rival for the GOP nomination, Nikki Haley, for her appearance on Saturday Night Live last week
Haley made a surprise appearance on SNL by jokingly admitting that she should have admitted that slavery caused the Civil War as her presidential campaign winds down.
This week’s Saturday Night Live episode opened with a CNN town hall skit in which Haley was asked ‘what would you say was the root cause of the Civil War – and do you think it starts with an “S” and ends with an “lavery”. “‘
“Yep, I probably should have said that the first time,” Haley responded before delivering the iconic ‘Live from New York’ line.
Kelly admitted that the slavery debacle was “a dumb** answer,” but still questioned the strategy of going on SNL.
‘I like the Vivek Ramaswamy philosophy of like going everywhere and trying to get as many votes as you can get. I’m just not sure that SNL is one of the places where there are potential voices available,’ she said.
Haley used her SNL appearance to fire shots at her opponent, former President Donald Trump.
“My question is why won’t you debate Nikki Haley,” Haley asked Trump, played by James Austin Johnson, as a “concerned voter in South Carolina.”
“Oh my God, this is the woman who was in charge of security on January 6th,” Johnson said, as Trump exclaimed, “That’s Nancy Pelosi.”
Kelly said the current immigration plan gives Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who may face prosecution, far too much power
A new NBC News poll released Sunday shows Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden in nearly every category — from competence to border security and the economy
The same poll has Biden at a low level of approval with just 37 percent approval and 60 percent disapproval
Haley followed up by telling Johnson as Trump ‘Are you OK Donald, maybe you need a mental competency test?’
Haley’s presidential campaign has faded and recent polls show former President Donald Trump leading his rival by 26 points in a poll released Thursday of South Carolina’s Republican electorate.
Sunday’s NBC News general election survey of 1,000 voters from January 26-30 has Biden at the lowest level in the history of this particular poll. The president stands at 60 percent disapproval and just 37 percent approval.
It also shows Trump 5 percentage points ahead of Biden in a hypothetical general election matchup.
In July and August, the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee will hold their respective conventions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. These conventions will officially determine the general election tickets for 2024, which will more than likely be a rematch between Trump and Biden.
The results of the NBC News poll were released the day after Biden won the Democratic primary in South Carolina on Saturday.