CNN’s Smerconish: Fallout from Amazon Pulling Out of NYC Is ‘Just the Type of Fight’ Trump Wants for 2020

CNN’s Michael Smerconish wondered this morning about the political implications of Amazon cancelling its New York City plans and whether President Donald Trump ends up benefitting from it.

There were local and national Democrats opposed to Amazon bringing HQ2 to New York, including Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while Governor Andrew Cuomo and some other Democrats said they’re not happy that members of their party were pushing back against it.

Smerconish asked this morning, “Is a win for the New York City left good news for national Democrats at a time when they’re formulating their battle plan to defeat Donald Trump next year?… Just how far left will the party veer before 2020?”

He brought up the responses to Amazon cancelling their plans from Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren before saying this:

“Those sentiments will no doubt sound strong in primary season, but will they move the needle in a general election with high school educated working-class men in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan––the type who most stand to gain in employment at a company like Amazon. And this is just the type of fight Donald Trump wants. It’s the reason he condemned socialism in his State of the Union address last week. He wants to portray the Democratic Party as fringe left.”

The only complication, Smerconish added, is Trump’s own fight with Jeff Bezos.

You can watch above, via CNN.

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