MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt said on Monday that President Donald Trump and the Republicans are facing “the map from Hell” in 2020 — and with the polarizing president at the top of the ticket, the party is stuck in a “damned if you do/damned if you don’t” position.
“On the one hand the president has this campaign apparatus, which he didn’t have in 2016. They’ve been fundraising since day one of his presidency,” host Hallie Jackson said. “On the other hand he has, as Axios puts it, ‘the map from Hell come 2020.” Hunt agreed that, with Trump’s approval ratings underwater in must-win states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, “the math looks tougher.”
“I think if you are thinking about this through the lens of a possible Republican primary, or how the Republican Party thinks about this, it’s always been a question of if they were better with him or better without him,” Hunt said. “Right now the Republicans are making the judgment they can’t win without him, the base is still with him.” Republicans, she said, were stuck with the president.
“The only thing I think is going to change whether he’s nominee or not is that if fundamental calculus changes,” she said. “Right now, I don’t see that, despite that obvious weakness across the mid-west.”
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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad
Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.
Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.
‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants
President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.
Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."
"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.
"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.
"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.