Psaki, a former White House press secretary under Biden, weighed in on the potential 2024 matchup after recent New York Times/Siena College polling showed the president trailing Trump in five battleground states.
“And the things he is saying right now are some of the most concerning things we have ever heard him say,” said Psaki, who showed a clip from Trump’s recent Univision interview in which he argued in favor of prosecuting his political rivals.
“And yet, the hand-wringing and cocktail party speculation about an alternative to Joe Biden is continuing ― will continue. Guess what? Joe Biden isn’t perfect. No candidate is, by the way. But we have to understand what the alternative is here,” Psaki said.
“If elected to a second term, Donald Trump would prosecute anyone he deems an enemy, unleash troops on protesters and essentially unravel the rule of law as we know it,” she continued. “And this time, he plans to line his administration with people who actually will help him do it. But sure, Joe Biden is three years older and occasionally trips over things.”