Piers Morgan said the midterms may be the “biggest knockout punch of” Donald Trump’s presidency, given his popularity despite attacks from the left.
In a Monday Daily Mail column, the former CNN host noted that Trump’s “officially more popular” than Barack Obama was at the exact same time in his presidency, before explaining why he thinks Democratic hopes for a victory in two weeks is far-fetched.
“According to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Trump is now at 47 [percent] approval, compared to Obama’s 45 [percent] two weeks before the midterm elections in 2010,” Morgan wrote. (RELATED: Piers Morgan Tries To Write Off NRA Supporter’s Facts As ‘Semantics’)
“After all, at his heart, the President’s a street-fighting New Yorker who loves a good scrap,” he added. “And in two weeks time, he may deliver the biggest knockout punch of his presidency. Until recently, it was widely assumed the Republicans would lose control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.”
Morgan continued, “But now, I’m not so sure. In fact, I’d say there’s a very good chance the Republicans will hang onto the House, as well as the Senate, and Trump will move on empowered and emboldened to what could very well be an even bigger win in 2020.”
The former talk show host then goes on to explain why he thinks Trump will have a good night and that liberal celebrities and Democrats “perpetual outrage” has a lot to do with it.
“The US mainstream media has become the boy that cried wolf,” Morgan said. “Their constant collective outrage over every tiny thing Trump says, tweets or does–much of it driven by commercial self-interest– has had the inevitable effect of diluting the impact of that outrage.”
“Liberal celebrities are just as bad, relentlessly shrieking away on social media about their hatred for Trump–seemingly oblivious to the fact that nobody cares any more,” he added. “The effect of this endless hysterical cacophony, as I have repeatedly warned, has been to make Trump ever more popular with his base and with the GOP.”
Morgan concluded, “So once again, I can only advise the Democrats to stop their ridiculously self-defeating state of perpetual Trump outrage and work out how they’re actually going to beat him. Because right now, Trump’s kicking your a**.”