CNN analyst: Trump's primary wins show lack of GOP fear of Biden

Jones highlighted that Trump had secured victories in the first two official events of the Republican primary — the Iowa caucuses last week, where he garnered 51% of the vote, and the New Hampshire primary. He noted this was in spite of Trump's numerous legal troubles, and that his support hadn't diminished.

CNN analyst: Trump's primary wins show lack of GOP fear of Biden
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CNN's Van Jones reacted to the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, where former President Donald Trump was expected to win with over 50% of the vote, by issuing a cautionary message to his Democratic colleagues.

In CNN's analysis following the primary, Van Jones participated in a panel discussion where he dissected the outcomes in New Hampshire. He contended that the Republican Party's determination to proceed with Trump, despite his ongoing legal challenges, indicated their lack of concern about the threat President Joe Biden might present in the upcoming general election, the Daily Wire reports.

Jones highlighted that Trump had secured victories in the first two official events of the Republican primary — the Iowa caucuses last week, where he garnered 51% of the vote, and the New Hampshire primary. He noted this was in spite of Trump's numerous legal troubles, and that his support hadn't diminished.

“Part of what we’re looking at with Trump’s strength, his resilience, is really a reflection of Biden’s fragility,” Jones said. “Republicans are not afraid of Joe Biden. They’re not afraid. They don’t think that by putting up somebody this damaged, frankly this deranged, this many deficits, is going to hurt them at all — because the polls show over and over again that even with 978 felonies, he’s still neck and neck with Biden.”

“And so, it’s a worrying sign,” Jones continued. “You’re correct, there are some worrying signs for Trump, but there’s pretty worrying signs for Democrats — that they’re not afraid … they’re not afraid.”

Jones shifted his focus to mention that Trump's ongoing reluctance to engage in debates, especially now with the primary field reduced to just himself and former Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, was a tactical error that could make him seem weaker.

“I do think he looks weak. Basically, there’s a woman that says ‘I want to getcha. I want to debate with you.’ And he looks weak running from one person,” Jones said, noting that it was understandable he skipped earlier debates, but not to avoid a one-on-one situation. “Say, look, ‘I don’t want to be involved in the big circus with a bunch of nobodies,’ but I don’t know that that doesn’t wind up giving her a little bit more to say.”

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