During a panel discussion on Wednesday night’s first round of Democratic debaters, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough urged the potential candidates participating in the second round to spend more time going after Donald Trump than each other.
While the panel discussed a possible battle between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden, host Scarborough said the candidates need to focus on the one person who needs to be defeated in 2020.
Defending Biden over accusations that he is too touchy-feely, Scarborough asked rhetorically if that was a wise way to go about picking a candidate, “I do wonder if that’s because we are in the age of Trump now and Democratic voters are going, ‘Wait a second, we’re going to disqualify one of ours?'”
Scarborough then went on a rant about Trump, the Democrats and the media’s misguided obsessions.
“I’ve got to say, too, if I’m a Democrat, which I am not, I’m an independent, but if I were a Democrat, the thing that would have made me the angriest this week is the fact that you had Sunday’s show saying that Joe Biden might have to drop out of the race because he’s been accused of putting his hands on a woman’s shoulders,” the MSNBC host lectured. “And, I mean, everybody talked about that forever — the press talked about it, there were all these stories. And yet, this past week a woman accused Donald Trump of forcible rape.”
“Not a Sunday show talked about it and papers, editorial writers didn’t say, ‘Is Donald Trump going to have to jump out of the race?'” he forcefully added. “That’s why Democrats need to understand — I’m sorry, I’m a former Republican — butI’m saying this: Donald Trump doesn’t play fair and they don’t need to play fair either. They don’t need to destroy their own.”
Showing fired-up small-dollar donors, democratic fundraising platform ActBlue processed record $420 Million so far this year
"We're seeing millions of donors, record-breaking totals every quarter, and a rapidly-growing small-dollar army that is ready to help Democrats take back everything from school boards to the White House next year."
Online fundraising platform ActBlue said Wednesday that 3.3 million supporters gave over $420 million so far this year to roughly 8,700 Democratic campaigns and left-leaning organizations, a haul it said was a testament to the surging "small dollar army" of donors.
Trump’s racists attacks are ‘central to 2020 strategy’ – expect ‘more, not less race-baiting madness’: Report
President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive Democratic Congresswomen are not "improvisational madness," but rather calculated "race-baiting" that is "central to his 2020 strategy."
So reports Axios, citing sources "close to Trump" who "predict more, not less, of the race-baiting madness."
Two Texas Republicans in Congress were outraised as national Democratic offensive kicks off in Texas
Two potentially vulnerable Texas Republicans in Congress were outraised — and a few others saw seriously funded challengers — as the first major fundraising deadline passed in a cycle where national Democrats have built an expansive battlefield here, targeting six seats.
In the second quarter, Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, fell short of Democratic challenger Sri Preston Kulkarni, $378,000 to $421,000. Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Coppell, raised less than Democratic opponent Kim Olson, $225,000 to $279,000, before making a large loan to his campaign. And a few other GOP incumbents posted strong numbers — but so did Democrats running to unseat them, in a couple cases outpacing the officeholders after they entered the race mid-fundraising cycle.