So, the first Democrat debates for 2020 happened last night.
Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Julian Castro, and Jay Inslee were the line-up, with the other half of the Democrat presidential hopefuls set to debate tonight.
Did you watch the candidates dish it out yesterday?
If you didn’t, it was pretty much what you’d expected: far left views up to your eyeballs, Russia collusion narratives, and incessant pandering to illegal immigrants.
In case you didn’t watch, Austin Fletcher on Twitter made a great (hilarious) recap video that sums up the highlights of the first Democrat debate.
Watch it here:
Needless to say, public perception of the debates doesn't seem to be too good.
Let's see some other reactions to the debates on Twitter:
Even mainstream media has admitted that the Democrat presidential hopefuls last night weren't very effectual in their debate.
Surprisingly, major network NBC even declared Trump the winner of the debates!
Check it out:
Here's an excerpt from that NBC News article:
President Donald Trump was the big winner of the first 2020 Democratic debate.
The Republican commander in chief, who was on his way to an economic summit in Osaka, Japan, emerged from the scrap largely unscathed — barely mentioned at all — even though he is a uniquely antagonizing and energizing force for Democratic voters.
At the same time, the 10 candidates who were in the room here at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts often competed against one another to appeal to narrow subsets of the primary season electorate. Their jockeying, punctuated by efforts to outflank each other to the political left and conduct a middebate Spanish-speaking contest, could alienate swing voters important to the party's chances against Trump in November 2020.
For long stretches, it seemed, they completely forgot about the man who has been at the center of pretty much every discussion among Democrats for the last two-plus years — the man they're competing to take on next year. The obvious reason: The motivation to beat each other was, on this night, more urgent than defeating Trump — a life-or-death moment for some of their campaigns.
Trump was the chief beneficiary of that dynamic.
It's looking more and more like Trump is going to emerge victorious in 2020, with the Dems not standing a chance, at all.
Even traditionally left-leaning news sources seem to be taking that frame of mind.
Sleepy Joe and Crazy Bernie will be taking the stage tonight along with the rest of the Democrat challengers.
Do you think the second Democrat debate will be any better than the first? Do you think they have even the slimmest chance of beating President Trump in 2020?
Let us know!