JOE Biden’s run for re-election is the “greatest gift” Republicans could ever receive, said former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Spicer told The US Sun that Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump, whom he called the favorite for the GOP nomination, was no match.
Biden, 80, announced his candidacy for a second term in the White House on Tuesday, putting an end to months of speculation.
Spicer said Biden would not face a competitive primary but warned he would face a formidable Republican opponent on Election Day.
Spicer, who served in the Trump administration in 2017, is optimistic about the GOP’s chances of victory as he believes either former president or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis could beat Biden.
He said, “If Joe Biden is the nominee, he’s the best gift that’s been given to Republicans.”
And Trump is currently the man to beat in the race for the GOP nomination, according to Spicer.
He said: “He’s the favourite. I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t see him as a favourite.
“People might think they’re going to hit him. But I think the people who are already in the race or will be in the race think he’s the favourite.”
Trump announced his candidacy back in November, while DeSantis, who has been branded a rising star in the ranks of the GOP, could announce his bid for the White House once the Florida legislature ends in the spring.
Meanwhile, Spicer believes the Democrats are “stuck” heading into the 2024 election.
He said: “The Democrats are stuck with him. Nobody in the party believes that Kamala Harris would be a successful candidate.
“Pete Buttigieg continues to struggle at his job. The Democrats are stuck because they have no alternative.”
Harris struggled with poor poll numbers throughout her tenure as vice president, while Buttigieg came under fire amid widespread commercial airline delays and the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has ruled out running for the White House, even though Biden is not seeking re-election.
And Vermont Sen. Sanders told CNN last year that he would not challenge the president in a primary.
As such, Spicer believes he would not face a competitive primary campaign in election season.
Author Marianne Williamson, 70, was the first Democrat to launch a challenge against Biden.
Their campaign launch focused on slogans like “A New Beginning” and “Disrupt the System.”
She told supporters: “The status quo will not disrupt itself… that’s our job.
“We know that this country is now plagued by many challenges, not the least of which is hatred and division greater than any of us has ever faced in national life.
“It is our task to create a vision of justice and love so powerful that it overrides the forces of hate, injustice and fear.”
Top poll researcher Frank Luntz announced that Biden has the Democratic Party “completely under control.”
But during his first term, Biden was dogged by issues such as inflation, Covid, the southern border crisis and America’s botched 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Spicer said, “The Biden administration was an abject failure — both domestically and internationally.”
He claimed, “Joe Biden has done more damage to the country in two years than any president has done in eight years.”
Biden was widely slammed after US chaotically evacuated Afghanistan.
Critics have claimed the pullout has undone 20 years of work, damaged America’s credibility on the world stage and increased the risk of a humanitarian crisis.
Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller told The US Sun that the withdrawal has emboldened opponents like Russia and China.
Spicer blasted the exit when he described the way America withdrew as “frankly disgraceful.”
Biden was blamed after 13 military personnel were killed in an ISIS-K attack at Kabul Airport in August 2021.
Indiana Congressman Jim Banks said: “The responsibility for this tragedy rests squarely on the shoulders of Joe Biden. His incompetence means American blood has been shed.”
Domestically, Biden has faced challenges related to inflation and the southern border crisis.
The post-Covid-19 pandemic has seen widespread supply chain shortages and energy prices have skyrocketed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In June, US inflation hit 9.1 percent – the highest in four decades.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott claimed high inflation was Joe Biden’s “fault” and said he was “sleeping at the wheel.”
Republicans have railed against Biden’s approach to immigration, calling the policy “sloppy.”
The president pledged to reform immigration when he took office in January 2021, but 2022 saw a record number of encounters.
US Customs and Border Protection data shows that there will be more than 2.3 million border crossings in 2022.
And there are fears that the figure could soar to record highs in 2023.
Immigration backlog cases have hit an all-time high amid the aftermath of the pandemic.
And USCBP statistics showed that in 2022 the number of child migration crossings rose again.
Republican lawmakers have often attempted to tie the fentanyl crisis and drug smuggling to federal immigration policies.