Pity the poor liberal media. The Democrats staged a nasty debate last night, and the man who emerged the "big winner" was none other than... President Trump! So said Joe Scarborough and Donny Deutsch on today's Morning Joe.
Willie Geist said "They tore the skin" off of Michael Bloomberg. Making matters much worse, Donny divined that Bernie Sanders is "rolling" toward the nomination, yet has "no shot" at beating Trump. That left poor Donny upset, that "two-thirds of this country thinks we're going in the right direction, and you have a guy who wants to burn it down? To me, I just don't see him having any shot in a general election. And I'm panicked. I am absolutely panicked."
So how did President Trump win a debate without even needing to participate? Because, as Scarborough observed, "nobody laid a glove on him. They were too busy tearing each other to shreds."
MSNBC is hammering home two points these days, that Bernie wants to "burn it down," and yet somehow the Democrats are fighting each other too much. Here's the transcript.
6:03 am ET
WILLIE GEIST: Bernie Sanders went in as the frontrunner. He didn't take much fire, and the man they're all running against—Donald J. Trump—hardly took any fire at all.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Got off scot-free. Yeah, I thought the two big winners last night were Bernie, because he's on his way to locking up this nomination if things keep going the way they are, and Donald Trump, who, nobody laid a glove on him. They were too busy tearing each other to shreds.
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DONNY DEUTSCH: To pick up on your point, the big winner, in spades, was Donald J. Trump.
SCARBOROUGH: Oh yeah. He is.
DEUTSCH: He is most concerned about Bloomberg. He is salivating at the thought of Bernie Sanders . . . Joe, is anybody, is anybody panicked besides me, in that it does look like Sanders is rolling, and that two-thirds of this country thinks we're going in the right direction, and you have a guy who wants to burn it down? To me, I just don't see him having any shot in a general election. And I'm panicked. I am absolutely panicked.