A discussion on the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time on who will come out ahead in the upcoming Democratic debates turned to the general 2020 election which was described as likely becoming the “dirtiest ever.”
With conservative George Will seeing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as a standout candidate, comedian Martin Short threw his support behind South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“He is incapable of anything coming out of his mouth that isn’t impressive, ” Short said of the Democratic mayor. “He’s going to be phenomenal on television.”
“Do you think he can beat Trump? ” asked conservative columnist Bari Weiss.
“It’s going to be the dirtiest election ever,” interjected host Bill Maher. “I mean no matter who it is.”
“You know, Trump is like an old series that you liked the first half season, ” Short submitted. “I’m telling you, people will get bored. I think his schtick is wearing thin already.”
“Well, it already has and he’s down in the polls. We’ll see,” Maher added.
Pelosi’s war on progressives risks another Trump victory
There are three reasons Trump won, and some of the leading Democrats don't seem to understand any of them
If Trump wins in 2020—and right now, he stands a good chance of doing it—you can thank Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the neoliberals in charge of the Democratic Party.
At the moment she and her allies are waging a war against progressives in order to hold onto a mythical centrist majority that doesn't exist. This threatens to repeat the mistakes of 2016, while ignoring the lessons of 2018.
Trump bellows about ‘fake polls’ after he falls behind Democrats in survey after survey
A new NBC poll released on Sunday is the latest to suggest danger for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, suggesting that he would trail in a hypothetical matchup with several of the top Democratic contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
None of this sat well with the President, who, on Monday morning, accused major news outlets of conspiring to create fake "suppression polls" discouraging his supporters from turning out:
Sanders accuses Biden of parroting pharma and insurance industry script with attacks on Medicare for All
"At a time when Donald Trump and the health insurance industry are lying every day about Medicare for All, I would hope that my fellow Democrats would not resort to misinformation about my legislation."
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday accused 2020 Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden of parroting insurance and pharmaceutical industry talking points after the former vice president raised alarm about the supposedly high price tag of Medicare for All and suggested the transition to a single-payer system would leave people with gaps in health coverage.