New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore compared President Donald Trump to a third world dictator, for performing well in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll.
“If you look at the straw poll results, Trump did so well, he could be a dictator in a third world country, right,” Confessore said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “So he is very popular with actual voters and activists. What you find is the conservative intelligentsia, the writers, the thinkers, the policy wonks are somewhat horrified.”
Confessore said voters will end up punishing Trump in the midterm elections, despite his popularity and predicted the House will flip to the Democrats.
“Out there in the country for this party, he is extraordinarily popular. Now, on the other hand, he is hated by two-thirds or a third of the country, hated and opposed by a second third,” Confessore continued. “What won the 2010 fights for Republicans was not a desire from the tea party to help Republicans. It was a reaction to President Obama. It was a desire to defeat president Obama and give him a black eye.”
“What we’re seeing now, this dislike of President Trump could have the same effect, of people coming out to vote to hold him accountable and in the process destroying the majority in the House,” he concluded.
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