Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day on CNN to discuss the presidential race, liberal CNN political commentator and Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn suggested that Democratic voter turnout will likely be up in November with "stopping us from being Nazi Germany" as a motivator against Donald Trump, inspiring no pushback from co-host Alisyn Camerota over the hyperbole.
After Camerota brought up numbers indicating Republican turnout has been up substantially beyond Democratic turnout levels in the primaries, Kohn recalled that Democrats she knows have so far believed Trump would not be able to win:
The other side of this equation is, you know, I keep talking to Democrat after Democrat who say, "Well, Trump isn't going to win, Trump isn't going to win, he can't win." Well, he looks like he's going to win. And, to be honest, that's the biggest motivator, is people have to actually feel something is at stake.
The liberal CNN commentator then showed signs of believing her own propaganda as she described Bernie Sanders as someone who could "finally make this country work for everyone" and Hillary Clinton as a candidate with "the impeccable and vast record of experience" as she suggested that the U.S. would become like Nazi Germany if Trump were elected President:
If they're not motivated to vote for, you know, the guy with the progressive economic message that really would finally make this country work for everyone or the woman who's running with the impeccable and vast record of experience, if that's not enough for people, at least stopping us from being Nazi Germany would hopefully get Democrats and others to turn out.
Camerota, seemingly unfazed by Kohn's incendiary language, merely turned to her other liberal guest, CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen, for reaction. Camerota: "Hilary, do you think it will be a motivating factor come the general?"
Rosen began: "Oh, yeah, I think it was W.C. Fields who said that 'I don't vote for anybody, just against.'"