MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and frequent network guest Donny Deutsch warned Monday the Democratic Party must stop embracing far-left progressivism if Democrats want to win future elections.
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During a discussion on “Morning Joe,” Deutsch predicted that Republicans will win 2024 in a “landslide” if the GOP presidential nominee is anyone other than former President Donald Trump.
Scarborough agreed and pointed out that Republicans performed well in 2020 — in the House, Senate, in state legislatures, and governorships — with the exception of Trump.
Deutsch fired back that, in fact, he believes Trump could defeat President Joe Biden in a rematch, adding that any other GOP candidate — like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or Nikki Haley — would defeat Biden by “double digits.”
I would like to see some polls. First, a poll of Trump against Biden, which I think Trump would eke out a victory. But then I want to see polls with Nikki Haley, or Ron DeSantis, or fill in the blank, and they would win by over double digits.
It is, you know, I live in this bubble and this very kind of blue state, and I cannot tell you the unrest with the feeling of the Democrats in control the way they are running things, the way Biden not feeling his hands on the wheel, and nobody on deck. That’s the concern that Democrats have. But if the Republicans were smart, they would move away from Trump. Can they? Will they? You and I don’t know that. But clearly, if they did, it would be a landslide.
Scarborough later said that he has heard from Democratic voters that progressivism is driving them away from the Democratic Party, calling the far-left agenda “so wildly out of step with mainstream America.”
Deutsch went on to explain that electoral disaster is looming for Democrats and Biden in future elections.
“There weren’t Joe Biden voters,” Deutsch said of the 2020 election. “They were anti-Trump voters. All right? And Joe Biden does not have the hearts and minds of this country.”
“And the other Democrats that we see being paraded forward, the AOCs of the world, the far left, are suicide for the Democrats,” he explained. “So, the Democrats better get some new faces and the Democrats better figure out that this world lives just right of center or, on a good year, just left of center, and it’s this socialist kind of pulling all the way to the left is a disaster.”