In 2016, the Republican Party decided to go all-in on Donald Trump for better or worse. The decision has worked out for them in some ways. Trump was able to place 3 radical right-wing justices on the court who will be there for many years. He also turned out a large number of voters who weren’t typically participating in elections.
There is also a lot of bad associated with Trump, though. The megalomaniac businessman is always going to act in his best interests rather than doing what is best for the party. This has resulted in Trump supporting a number of poor candidates because of his relationships with them. According to Donny Deutsch, this will doom the party during the 2022 midterms.
Host Joe Scarborough began by noting the quality of the GOP candidates, saying of voters, “We’re watching something extraordinary. I mean, we can’t blame the politicians in Washington, D.C. These are the actual voters. They are driving their party over a cliff and enjoying every second of it.”
Deutsch then weighed in, “Look, you’re seeing it in the polls. In the Winning the Issues poll, the Democrats are six or seven points ahead, and Joe, I’ve said this on the show before, I’m going to say it again. This election for Democrats is not, if they do it successfully, will not be a referendum on the economy. It will be a referendum on crazy.”
The pundit continued, “Do not make it a referendum on runaway inflation, do not make it a referendum on a stock market that is having woeful times, do not make it a referendum on wages. Make it a referendum on ‘we can’t go to crazytown.'”
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