House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that President Biden doesn’t have the “energy of Donald Trump” after meeting with him for the first time in Biden’s presidency.
“At no time, having known Joe Biden for quite some time, does he have the energy of Donald Trump. We both know it,” McCarthy said.
“Donald Trump didn’t need to sleep five hours a night, and he would be engaged. If you called Donald Trump, he would get on the phone before staff would,” McCarthy added.
McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) were interviewed by Fox News’s Sean Hannity on “Hannity,” a show on which Trump has been interviewed where he likely will see McCarthy’s comments.
The three did a joint interview days after Stefanik replaced Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as the No. 3 Republican in the House. Stefanik had Trump’s backing during the process.
The three spent the interview attacking Biden and his policies.
“I am excited about Elise Stefanik joining the leadership team because Joe Biden is not just ignoring the problems; he’s igniting them,” McCarthy said.
Stefanik told Hannity that she “agrees with all the items” the host laid out as a part of the “Trump agenda” when he asked her about fears from others that she isn’t conservative enough.
“We are experiencing multiple crises under President Biden and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.]. We have a border crisis. We have an economic crisis and a national security crisis in the Middle East. Republicans are going to fight on behalf of American families that are concerned about the radical direction this administration is taking us,” Stefanik said.