BET founder Robert Johnson just sent a devastating message to the Democrats and considering the source, they should take it to heart.
If you listen to the media, Trump will not win reelection. But if you listen to the people and look at the hard data, Trump should be heavily favored.
At least according to Johnson who said the race is Trump’s to lose: “I think the president has always been in a position where it’s his to lose based on his bringing a sort of disruptive force into what would be called political norms.”
He warned the Democrats their current debacle of a list of challengers is not going to get the job done.
“If you take a snapshot today, I don’t think that group is capable of beating Trump despite what the polls say,”
“I don’t care whether it’s the way he conducts foreign policy, the way he takes on the government agencies and how he deals with immigration, he brings his style.
Now a lot of people, particularly those who voted for him and those who will vote for him again in the next election, like that style.”
“I think what the Democrats have to do is to be careful not to get caught up in style and stick to a more in substantive Trump.”
As to whether he will vote for Trump, Johnson said:
“It means that I’m going to speak my mind, speak in an independent way based on the facts and not try to get caught up in the politics.”
Trump’s ability to “dominate the news cycle” also puts him above his challengers, according to Johnson. He explained that Democrats often gets caught up and agitated over what Trump says, and then lose focus on substance.
In addition, he said none of the Democratic presidential candidates appear to be “enough in the center” where most voters are, particularly African-American voters.
An ABC News/Washington Post survey released earlier this month showed five of the top Democratic challengers beating Trump by at least 9 and as many as 17 percentage points, a wider margin than in most other polls.
Those five Democrats are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Johnson, who described himself as a longtime Democrat, has made headlines multiple times for praising Trump for the “positive things” he’s done to grow the U.S. economy — something that he said he still stands by now.