According to reports, Joe Biden’s town hall with Anderson Cooper got 1.2 million viewers, with just 271,000 in the critical 25 to 54-year-old advertising demographic. In comparison, during the same time on Fox News, an average of 2.83 million viewers watched Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. A significant dip from his first presidential town hall drew 3.4 million viewers on CNN in February.
Perhaps it’s because Americans don’t want to see Biden reverse the disastrous policies that have turned their life upside down. These would-be viewers are the parents whose children are still subjected to COVID-19 theater in school, who have lost their jobs due to personal medical decisions, and who are unable to have items delivered in time for Christmas.
Inflation, labor scarcity, and government giveaways have forced desperate firms to raise salaries, which they then pass on to consumers in the shape of increased prices. It is all happening as a supply-chain issue (which Biden’s chief of staff believes is a “high-class problem”) leaves shelves barren. Many Americans are fed up, and they’re paying high costs at the gas pump and the grocery store.
The economy, not COVID-19, is the number one issue of Americans (16 percent). When respondents to a Quinnipiac survey were asked, “What is the most pressing issue confronting the country today,” the majority said the economy (19 percent).
Even though he’s been there previously and knows the area well, President Joe Biden says he has no intentions to visit the southern border. “He has been flying across the world and looking at the $900 billion worth of damage caused by hurricanes, floods, and weather,” he tells Anderson Cooper.
It is a fabrication. Americans would welcome this administration’s efforts to address the immigration situation. Customs and Border Protection made 1.73 million arrests in the fiscal year that just ended, an enormous amount ever. There are many other things that Americans want to see right now, but Biden isn’t one of them.