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.”
Trump discounts his public polls — claims he is not the underdog because of boat parades in Florida
President Donald Trump had a bizarre press conference on Tuesday that deteriorated into a campaign speech.
After 50 minutes of Trump rambling about Joe Biden from the Rose Garden, Trump finally agreed to answer questions.
"I guess the question is, do you see yourself as the underdog in this race?" Trump was asked. "Do you see yourself losing in the fall?"
"No, I don't," Trump replied.
"I think we have very good poll numbers, they're not suppression polls, they're real polls," Trump claimed, discounting all public polling on the race.
Trump then moved on from discounting statistically relevant surveys to talking about anecdotes.
Biden unveils ambitious climate plan in new contrast with Trump
White House hopeful Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious climate change plan that would revamp the US energy sector and seek to achieve carbon pollution-free power in just 15 years.
The clean energy proposal was fleshed out in a speech in Wilmington as the veteran Democrat aimed to draw a contrast with President Donald Trump ahead of November's election by arguing that fighting climate change would be a massive job creator under a Biden administration.
"Transforming the American electrical sector to produce power without producing carbon pollution... will be the greatest spurring of job creation and economic competitiveness in the 21st century," Biden said.
Trump wallowing in self-pity as COVID-19 pandemic derails his re-election plans: report
According to a report from Bloomberg, a "struggling" Donald Trump is not making any effort to disguise his disappointment that his plans to serve a second term as president have fallen to pieces due to both coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the economy -- including massive job losses -- that ensued after the country shut down.
With presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden taking leads both nationally and in previously reliable Republican states like Florida, Texas and North Carolina, the Bloomberg report notes that the embattled president can't help but indulge in self-pity in front of the press and public.