Fox’s Steve Doocy Claims Biden Had to ‘Get Out of the Basement’ Because Trump Is Catching Up in Swing States

Fox’s Steve Doocy Claims Biden Had to ‘Get Out of the Basement’ Because Trump Is Catching Up in Swing States

Fox News continued its attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden for ‘hiding in the basement’ on Monday despite the fact the Democratic presidential nominee has done multiple events over the past few weeks. Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy claimed Biden was only now beginning to appear in public because polling in swing states shows President Donald Trump gaining on him.

The Fox News host criticized Biden for his plans to speak about events in Kenosha, Wisconsin and then pivoted to the basement talking point.

“Anyway, they did put out, also, keep in mind, this happened in the last 24 hours they decided to go to somewhere because it wasn’t until a couple days ago and it is suggested that they looked at the swing state polling that Joe Biden said, you know what? We gotta get out of basement because suddenly Donald Trump is catching up,” Doocy said.

“So anyway, they announced they would go out after Labor Day,” he said before reading a statement from the Biden campaign.

In addition to the continuing false claim that Biden has spent all his time in his basement, Doocy wrongly asserted that polls show Trump gaining on Biden in swing states. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday showed Biden with a solid lead, including in many crucial swing states.

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor