Last night, 2020 Democratic hopefuls held their 7th debate of the election cycle in Des Moines, Iowa. Each candidate got more face time as their number has shrunk down to 6. This debate was especially important as it was the last one held before the February 3rd Iowa Caucus.
The main topics of the debate were foreign policy and healthcare and the candidates attacked each other less than in previous debates. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough believed that the hopefuls mainly missed the mark last night. The Morning Joe host said Wednesday morning that the candidates made “stupid choices” considering that “democracy is at stake.”
Scarborough felt that Trump wasn’t mentioned enough. “Many of them in the first two or three debates decided that it was going to be a good move to attack Barack Obama on healthcare and immigration,” he said. “Just stupid. The guy has a 90% approval rating. And very few of them focus on Trump.”
The host then questioned the topics which the candidates chose to discuss. “Here we are on such a larger stage where, I will say it, the framework of Madisonian democracy is at risk,” Scarborough continued. “America’s standing in the world is at risk. I mean, our government and everything that we have believed that it was striving to be is at risk, and Democrats are debating what somebody may have said on the telephone two years ago.”
The former congressman concluded, “I’ll just say that’s messed up, and to paraphrase George W. Bush, one of the great quotes of all time, ‘That’s some weird stuff.’”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
Watch: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slams Democrats over ‘stupid’ debates: ‘Democracy is at risk… and Dems are debating what someone may have said on the telephone two years ago’ pic.twitter.com/FabheN6Qqf
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