When asked by the Associated Press about Trump’s re-election prospects, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) did not hold back, speculating that Trump would be a one-term president.
“In terms of the first three months in office, Donald Trump is the least popular president in the history of polling. I do not believe that if Trump continues these policies that he’s going to be re-elected. Nor do I think that the Republicans are going to do well in 2018.”
Bernie is preparing to embark on a nationwide tour to drum up enthusiasm and educate voters ahead of the 2018-midterm elections. Joining him will be DNC chairman Tom Perez; together they will visit some crucial tossup and even red-leaning states, including Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
Of the tour, Sanders said it would “begin the process of fighting back.” He pointed to the Kansas special election as evidence of a resurging democratic party; Democrats reduced the Republican margin of victory from 27 points – Trump’s margin in November – down to about seven points.
As for where he sees the party going, Sanders said:
“The momentum right now is with the progressive movement in this country. And I think the Republicans are on the defensive and will be on the defensive increasingly.”
Republicans are showing on an almost-daily basis that, while they were a loyal opposition party, they are inept at actually governing the country. With trends already take a leftward turn, Bernie put it best: “I think that’s a very good omen for the future.”
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.