MSNBC host Joe Scarborough announced his official 2020 prediction for President Donald Trump on Morning Joe today: He “isn’t going to win re-election.”
During a segment on the results and ramifications of the 2018 midterm elections, one guest suggested that the political battles leading up to 2020 will all focus on Trump, meaning that both parties will be energized — for and against Trump.
Scarborough then pointed to suburban voters leaning Democrat in 2018, a voting bloc that could spell disaster for Republicans in 2020 if this trend continues.
“You had the suburbs which, again, was a bedrock constituency of Republicans over the past 20 years,” Scarborough said. “The only way Republicans win presidential elections is by winning the suburbs. Donald Trump proved that by doing better in the suburbs of Philadelphia two years ago, but I don’t think I’m killing hamlet in the first act to say he’s not going to do that well in the suburbs of Philly in 2020, he’s not going to do as well in Wisconsin as he did in 2016, he’s not going to do well in some of these swing areas as he did in 2016, unless he radically changes.”
“We have absolutely no reason, in front of us, no evidence in front of us to believe he can radically change enough to win those votes back,” he added. “So, that pathway to victory has to be much more narrow after 2018, and I would say this has been a clarifying election — clarifying in the sense that Donald Trump isn’t going to win re-election. I said it, write it down.”
MSNBC’s John Heilman responded to Scarborough’s prediction by chiming in with a joke: “I’ve written it down, I wrote it down the first time you said it, Joe. I keep it on a little piece of paper in my wallet.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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