Elizabeth Warren has a big problem. It turns out that even some of the folks at MSNBC don’t think she can beat Trump in 2020.
Morning Joe regular Donny Deutsch offered that opinion to a horrified Mika on the air this week.
News Busters reported:
MSNBC’s Deutsch Tiptoes Up to Saying Elizabeth Warren’s Too Strident to Win
With all the dread of a man timorously tiptoeing across a minefield, Donny Deutsch eventually made his point: Elizabeth Warren’s “tone and manner” is too off-putting to permit her to win the presidency.
Poor Donny was very clearly afraid of running afoul of Mika Brzezinski in particular and feminists and identity-politics fans in general. He knew the feminists think women are somehow punished by the liberal media, and lamented that this is where we still are in 2019.
But after stating that Warren doesn’t have the “stuff” to beat President Trump, Deutsch eventually made his point, suggesting that Warren is too strident to be “digestible.” All while emphasizing that it was “not fair” that Bernie Sanders, and even Kamala Harris, could get away with it while Warren couldn’t.
Here’s the transcript:
DONNY DEUTSCH: Her struggle is going to be between message and messenger. Because, to your point, the message–I was watching her on Lawrence [O’Donnell’s show] the other night and it’s just boom jab, jab, jab, she’s got it. The challenge she has, and this is just as a brander and a marketer, is [sighs] I just do not think she has the stuff to take on Donald Trump.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Why not?
DEUTSCH: Two reasons. I think that at the end of the day if Donald Trump can paint anybody as socialist — he can use the S-word — whether it’s fair or not. You can’t use that on Biden, no matter how you slice it, you can’t. And I do think that, um, [sighs] I want to get this the right way before Mika attacks me.
SCARBOROUGH: No, no . Why don’t we just go — and the Fox News poll also shows —
DEUTSCH: She’s tough. Bernie can get away with a certain stridentness that is much more challenging for a woman.
Watch the video:
It’s amazing that he said something accurate and true.
Of course, before Warren can even try going up against Trump, she has to get the Democratic nomination and she might not even get that far.