Jimmy Fallon mocks Biden’s ratings as late-night hosts turn on the president

the show tonightJimmy Fallon has mocked Joe Biden for his falling approval ratings in the latest example of late-night anchors mocking the president.

On Thursday night’s show, Fallon was discussing how Sen. Joe Manchin has finally agreed to support the Democrat’s main energy and health care bill after months of stalled negotiations.

“This is a great victory for Biden. In fact, right after the announcement, her approval rating shot up to 11 percent,” Fallon said.

“Shifting gears. Apparently this year, Hershey doesn’t think they can meet the demand for Halloween. In a related story, Biden’s approval rating dipped below 10 percent.”

This combination of images created on December 10, 2021 shows US President Joe Biden in Washington, DC, on December 3, 2021, and Jimmy Fallon in Santa Monica, California, on November 11, 2018.
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This is the second time in a matter of days that Fallon has mocked the president on her show.

On Wednesday night, Fallon spoke about Biden’s return to public life after isolating for nearly a week after testing positive for COVID-19.

“Although he tested negative, there is not much change for Biden. He still works from home, avoids crowds, and takes 20 pills a day,” Fallon said.

Fallon added that Biden appeared to be “back to his old self” as he played a clip from his Rose Garden speech where he repeatedly mispronounces Paxlovid, the antiviral drug the president took during his recovery from COVID.

When the camera turns back to Fallon, the host shook his head and mockingly said “welcome back, Mr. President, welcome back.”

Stephen Colbert mocked the president for his mispronunciation of the drug, while Seth Meyers also mocked him.

Also on Wednesday, the daily program Host Trevor Noah took a dig at Biden and the Democratic Party while discussing Manchin’s shift in support for the multi-billion dollar Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

“I can’t believe it. Joe Manchin decided to vote for a bill? Which means the Democrats could do something? Am I dreaming? And if so, what a boring dream,” Noah said.

“And also, what a week for Joe Biden! He first defeated COVID, then he defeated low expectations.”

Noah also previously mocked Biden for his plummeting approval rating, saying his popularity is currently “between Long Covid and the Uvalde Police Department,” the police force heavily criticized for its response to the Robb Elementary School shooting on May 24.

“What makes things worse for him is runaway inflation, especially when it comes to gas prices,” Noah added. “Until gas prices improve, neither will Joe Biden’s approval rating.”

According to FiveThirtyEight, Biden’s national average approval rating is currently at 39.4 percent, an improvement on his record low of 37.5 percent recorded on July 21, but well below the 50 he was enjoying during the first months of his presidency.

news week has contacted the White House for comment.

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