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Frantic GOP strategist calls Trump’s attack on #MeToo ‘a fatal error’ that will kill GOP with women voters in November

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Donald Trump’s feisty speech at a Montana rally had a number of memorable moments.

On MSNBC Friday night, a panel discussed Trump’s extra angry speech, in which he launched widespread and brutal attacks on his perceived enemies.

Specifically, they talked about whether feeding “red meat” to his base was going to ultimately doom him and his party.

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Republican strategist Evan Siegfried said that while Trump enjoys 90 percent approval ratings among Republicans “the Republican party has shrank since he became president.”

“Only the people who really love Donald Trump are staying,” he said. “There is a reckoning coming and it’s in the form of women. And when he went off on #MeToo last night that was a fatal error. #MeToo impacts women from Wall Street to Main Street, from liberal to conservative.”

Republicans have long been more popular with men than women—but the gap used to be more narrow, the GOP strategist said.

“Already Republicans have a gender gap problem. Typically we run for a midterm it’s [Democrats plus 7] with women. Now, we’re seeing polls where it’s D+12. There was a poll from Quinnipiac that was D+25 with women. My hair went on fire where I heard that. Yes, a lot of people tune out what Trump says at these rallies but when he goes and hits #MeToo? My God.”

Siegfried said that this was “the key group” that won Republicans their majorities in Congress.

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“We have been losing… white, married, suburban women with kids and they are turning on Trump and saying this is disgusting and time to make a change,” he said.

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Here are 3 winners and 3 losers from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the other leading Democratic presidential primary candidates Wednesday night in the fieriest evening of the race so far.

His presence on the stage drew fire from the other candidates, but it also seemed to change the overall tone of the debate, with more attacks, counter-attacks, and passion than was generally seen earlier in the campaign.

Here’s a (necessarily subjective!) list of the winners and losers from the fray:

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Warren hit her stride right as the debate started by attacking Bloomberg for his record on the mistreatment of women, racist policies, and his tax returns. She repeatedly came back to skewer the former mayor, making herself the biggest and most notable presence in the debate. But importantly, she also continuously brought the discussion back to the issues she cares about — like expanding health care, environmental justice,  and consumer protection — while getting in digs at the other candidates on the stage.

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Michael Bloomberg ‘lost everything’ in Las Vegas: MSNBC analyst

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Senior editor for "The Root," Jason Johnson, concluded that the biggest loser of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday was Michael Bloomberg, but not merely because of his debate performance.

"The big new name was going to be Michael Bloomberg," he said. "This was probably the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything. This guy has spent $320 million. He had the opportunity to stand on stage, and appear to be an equal, and he looked bored. He looked disenchanted. He stumbled over obvious questions that anybody would have anticipated about sexual harassment and stop and frisk. I thought it was a bad night for him."

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Pro-immigration protesters interrupt Joe Biden’s closing statement at debate

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Former Vice President Joe Biden's closing statement was interrupted by protesters at Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.

As Biden began his remarks, demonstrators began shouting about the Obama administration's record on deportations.

WATCH: Protesters interrupt the #DemDebate as the debate nears end. pic.twitter.com/TKCn6eIEsN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 20, 2020

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