President Donald Trump appears to be on easy street when it comes to his potential re-election. In fact, his chances are so good that even liberal talking-head Chris Matthews was forced to admit that the president is sitting pretty leading up to November.
During MSNBC’s day-long coverage of the impeachment trial, the “Hardball” host decided to take a moment to “put it all together” for the audience. Unfortunately, it may not be what the left-leaning group of listeners wants to hear.
First, Matthews pointed out the increasing popularity of self-avowed Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, who was recently involved in a short-lived spat with fellow socialist Elizabeth Warren over alleged remarks he had made regarding the ability of women to win the presidency in the United States.
“Bernie’s rising,” Matthews reported. “Bernie’s gonna do very well — I’ve been saying this for two weeks. He’s gonna win the first couple. He’s rising.”
While that may seem like a bad thing for supporters of the current president, Matthews explains that a Bernie boost at this point is proof positive that Trump may have an easier time coasting back to the Oval Office than anyone expected.
“That’s telling the Republicans they’ve got a good shot at re-electing this president whether they like him or not,” he continued. “They’re facing a future of hell if they go to war with Trump right now.”
He also pointed out the “20,000” people who attended the Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey Tuesday night, calling it an “incredible show.”
“I’ve talked to somebody about Pennsylvania who knows a lot about Pennsylvania … registration is going through the roof up there with Republicans,” Matthews continued. “And there’s issues like fracking, which will kill for at least two of the Democratic candidates up there.
“There’s so many things moving in Trump’s direction — the latest Real Clear Politics numbers on him are moving up. I don’t know why exactly, but there’s something that makes people — if I’m a Republican and I’m saying, ‘Damn it, there’s only one party. It’s called the Trump Party and I’ve got to live there.”
When asked why impeachment is more popular among viewers than the Democrat presidential race, Matthews posited the theory that perhaps nobody is seeing a particularly “thrilling” candidate.
“Maybe they don’t have a candidate that thrills them,” he theorized. “That could be it — thrills them like Hillary did for a lot of people, like Barack Obama certainly did. But maybe that’s it. Nobody’s thrilling them.”
Matthews would know about “thrilling” candidates.
In conclusion, the left-leaning host summarized that things are moving in a positive direction for Donald Trump. This despite the best efforts from Democrats to unseat President Trump since his inauguration.
“So I think the Trump thing is moving a little bit in his direction in the past couple of weeks,” he pointed out.
It is extremely telling when even the most liberal of pundits are forced to admit that the opposition’s chances of election are looking better by the day.
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