Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile expressed confusion Donald Trump’s growing popularity in the face of his indictments.
During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Brazile told George Stephanopoulos, “I’ve never seen anything like this with Donald Trump.”
“I mean, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? I mean, being convict — I mean, being indicted, that’s making him stronger? Raising $10 million using an ugly mug shot to raise money? This is a movement,” she said.
Brazile, who has witnessed two major political movements, said she’s never seen anything like Donald Trump.
“And anyone who thinks that you can apply the old political rules to try to defeat this candidate based on ‘He’s scary,’ ‘He’s ugly,’ whatever you might want to call him, this is a movement,” Brazile continued.
“And we have to respect the fact that it’s a movement,” she said.
The president of the Manhattan Institute, Reihan Salam, agreed with Donna Brazile and her take on Trump’s growing popularity.
“I think for a lot of people, they feel like the talk about litigation — you know, these various charges, they consider that noise that is baked in, and when he’s [Trump] focused on the issues, he speaks in a very accessible way that could be meaningful in a general election.”
Brazile respects that Trump has a plan for the country, rather than relying solely on demonizing the opponent, as Biden does.
Similarly, CNN admitted last month that Trump has a very good chance of winning the US 2024 presidential despite his indictments.
A CNN analyst explained that Trump is a serious contender despite Joe Biden weaponizing the Justice Department against him.
“This idea that Donald Trump can’t win the general election. I want you to lose that idea,” the analyst said.
“This race is very, very close, and Donald Trump is polling better right now than basically at any point during the entire 2020 cycle,” he explained.
“After four indictments, it just doesn’t really seem to matter,” he admitted.
“That’s fascinating!” one CNN host replied, looking shocked.