Democrat Governor Claims Voters Have ‘Brain Fog’ From Trump

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D) is claiming that he has no concerns about former President Donald Trump beating President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential race, as he claims that voters have “brain fog” about what the country was like when Trump was in the White House.

Despite a recent NBC News poll showing that Trump is beating Biden, and Biden’s low approval rating of 40% because of his handling of foreign policy, Shapiro believes that the 2024 general election will help lift the so-called “brain fog” off of voters.

The Democrat governor made the claims during an interview with NBC News published on Wednesday.

“I’m not sure folks remember just how chaotic it was, how divisive it was, how he was just in your face in your living room every day,” Shapiro said, referring to Trump. “I don’t think people want to go back to that. As people are reminded of what it was like and they are forced to tune back in and listen to that during the course of a presidential race, they’re going to reject his extremism, his chaos, and his danger.”

The Pennsylvania governor, who was elected to his first term in 2022, went on to argue that the 2024 race will be a repeat of 2020 — asserting that it will give Biden an advantage.

“My expectation is that as the race joins and there’s a real competition of ideas and of approach, the president will be in a much stronger position,” he claimed. “If Donald Trump is given the opportunity to get the keys to the White House again, he’s even more dangerous the second time around because he and the team around him know how to operate the levers of government. He’s told us that he understands how to do it, and he’s going to use that to prosecute his enemies.”

While he expressed confidence in Biden, Shapiro warned that the president needed to better explain to Pennsylvanians how his record has benefited them — citing his efforts to expand broadband access and investments in infrastructure. It is unclear how more explaining could sway voters, as Biden has already traveled to Pennsylvania over two dozen times since taking office.