In order to win the 2020 election, Donald Trump needed to reach out to voters besides the one in his base. If he meant to snare in minority and suburban voters, his recent strategy has likely had the opposite effect. Multiple polls have shown these types of voters to be leaving Trump in droves.
During a recent appearance on ABC’s The View, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart was asked about Trump’s current campaign. The comedian compared it to Richard Nixon’s southern strategy, if Nixon was on methamphetamines.
Stewart was asked if Joe Biden was the right person to lead the US through these tumultuous times. He told the hosts, “I think it’s clear in this election, look, what’s Donald Trump going to run on? His record? That’s not going to happen.”
The comic continued, “He’s going to be meth-head Nixon. Like, it’s going to be Southern strategy, all fear-mongering. I mean, you see it right now. He’s basically just sitting in his basement tweeting out fear-based trolling videos.”
Stewart closed his attack on Trump, saying:
“I think we need a leader right now of humility. We certainly have the antithesis of that. Right now we have a president who professes that he loves America, but apparently hates about 53% of the people living in it. I think we need a break. This guy’s exhausting. When you talk about the pandemic and all the challenges we face, I think the greatest agent of chaos in this country today is the president, which is bananas.”
Watch a clip of Stewart’s interview below, courtesy of ABC:
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