“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough made a bold statement on Monday morning, saying President Donald Trump “isn’t going to win re-election” in 2020.
Scarborough said the 2018 midterm results were “clarifying” and indicated the importance of suburban voters. If those suburban voters who leaned Democrat in the 2018 elections continue doing so, the MSNBC host said, that could lead to a huge problem for Republicans in 2020.
Scarborough called the suburbs “a bedrock constituency of Republicans over the past 20 years” and said that “the only way Republicans win presidential elections is by winning the suburbs.”
“Donald Trump actually proved that by doing better in the suburbs of Philadelphia two years ago, but I don’t think I’m killing Hamlet in the first act to say: He’s not going to do that well in the suburbs of Philly in 2020. He’s not going to do as well in Wisconsin as he did in 2016. He’s not going to do as well in some of these swing areas as he did in 2016, unless he radically changes,” Scarborough said.
“We have absolutely no reason in front of us, no evidence in front of us, to believe he can radically change enough to win those votes back,” he continued. “So, that pathway to victory has to be much more narrow after 2018, and I would say this has been a clarifying election — clarifying in the sense that Donald Trump isn’t going to win re-election. I said it, write it down.”
MSNBC’s John Heilemann quipped back that he has indeed “written it down” and will keep “it on a little piece of paper in my wallet.”
“He took the Trumpisms and — some would say, not me — but some would say he took crazy to 11, if we borrow parlance from ‘Spinal Tap,’” Scarborough said.
“Ten is loud, 10 is crazy — he turned it up to 11 on the dial,” he added. “There’s so much to go through here. A lot of disturbing things, a lot of things just showing a guy even more out of touch than usual, if that’s even possible.”
Also on HuffPost
That giving your wife "negotiable assets" is a terrible mistake.
That women are essentially aesthetically-pleasing objects.
That women on The Apprentice need to rely on sex appeal.
That bad press doesn't matter as long as you have a sexy girlfriend.
That pumping breast milk is "disgusting."
That all women hate prenups, because they are gold diggers.
That women have a "great act" going on to trick men.
That Hillary would be a bad president because her husband cheated on her.
That Angelina Jolie has dated too many guys to be attractive.
That the best line in any movie is this beautiful gem.
That a journalist who offended him had an ugly face.
That women fawn all over him because he is rich and powerful.
That the ladies on 'The Apprentice' are all super in to him.
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting. In the meantime, we welcome your feedback to help us enhance the experience.