CNN host S.E. Cupp, a resident member of the “Never Trump” Republican brigade, is looking to exploit Democratic opposition to socialist Bernie Sanders to justify her off-the-chain opposition to President Donald Trump.
With Sanders now the front-runner to be the 2020 Democratic nominee, a quiet panic is enveloping the upper echelons of the party and there’s a mad rush by their liberal media allies to elevate billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who many see as more capable of beating Trump, in the hope that he can overtake Sanders.
Commenting on Sanders’ win last week in New Hampshire, Cupp said she was amused by the countless pundits, headline writers and Sanders rivals who tried to spin his win into a negative by claiming he didn’t win by enough votes or failed to bring in new voters.
“Look, whatever makes you feel better, but after a strong finish behind Pete Buttigieg in Iowa, Sanders is the frontrunner whether Democrats like it or not,” Cupp said. “And many, it turns out, really do not.”
After playing a clip of Democrats and other personalities dissing Sanders and his socialist views, she noted how she was the one “melting down” four years ago when Trump emerged.
To justify her anti-Trump stance, Cupp cherry-picked polls to claim he is “the least popular president to run for reelection” and offered a highly biased, distorted take on his accomplishments that helps explain why the Trump-hating network gives her a show.
As for polls, despite a partisan impeachment effort by House Democrats and a full-on assault by their media allies, the president’s approval numbers are as high as they’ve ever been.
Using Never Sanders Democrats’ concerns to justify a stance taken by Never Trump Republicans, Cupp said Sanders “is an extreme candidate,” but warned that “Bernie is electable in ways that Trump was in 2016.”
“There are parallels between the Never-Trump concerns and the growing concerns of Never-Sanders Democrats,” she opined. “‘He’s too extreme and he’ll hurt the down-ballot and he won’t be able to get his agenda passed.’ We said the same things of Trump and we were mostly right. These are good warnings to heed.”
“He will transform the Democratic Party in ways that likely very few will support. He will not be able to get a lot of his agenda passed,” Cupp suggested. “But when it comes to Sanders’ electability, well, a word of caution there, too.”
She then played a clip of her own unhinged rantings about Donald Trump in 2016, concluding with the “obvious,” that being how wrong she was about him never being elected.
In yet another attempt to mainstream the views of an ever-shrinking base of Never Trump zealots, Cupp continues to liken Sanders to the president.
“Here’s the deal. Bernie is electable, in ways that Trump electable in 2016,” she said. “Bernie, like Trump, is counting, not on the support of a majority of the Democrats to win the nomination, but on just enough of his very loyal base to carry him over the line. Just like Trump, he’s relying on a big field and a divided field to give him the most votes.”
“But he’s also electable because Trump is a very flawed candidate,” Cupp continued, citing polls that show the president tying or losing to every Democratic candidate of note — of course, polls showed he had almost zero chance of beating Hillary Clinton and we know how that worked out.
“That’s good news for all of the Democratic contenders and particularly Bernie,” she concluded. “So to Democrats, I say learn from us Never-Trumpers. We were wrong about the kind of candidate Trump was, but we were right about the kind of president he would become.”
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