While the crowds are historic, and the support unbelievable, not everyone is so sure that Donald Trump will make it through the 2020 election unscathed.
Trump’s bombastic mannerisms have certainly drawn his fair share of critics, as the liberal left and Washington establishment publicly bristle at the idea of an “outsider” winning a second term in office. This is all part and parcel to the carte-blanche “resistance” movement permeating the nation, and its dangerous effects on democracy have yet to be fully realized.
This growing opposition to the President has even some of Trump’s most ardent supporters concerned over what 2020 will bring.
Count Ted Cruz among the concerned.
Senator Ted Cruz said Friday that he believes the 2020 presidential election is a “coin flip” that President Donald Trump could “absolutely” lose amid growing anger from Democrats across the country. However, Cruz avoided explicitly saying that Trump’s attacks on congresswomen of color could hurt his chances at reelection.
Appearing on PBS’ Firing Line with Margaret Hoover Friday night, Cruz was pressed to handicap the 2020 presidential race.
“So you believe that Donald Trump could be defeated?” Hoover asked the senator from Texas.
“Absolutely. I personally handicap the 2020 election as a coin flip; I think it’s about 50-50,” responded Cruz. “I want to see the president reelected, I’m working hard to help the president get reelected and think he certainly can get reelected. But I think we are gonna see staggering Democratic turnout in 2020.”
Cruz seems to understand the power of the “resistance” all too well.
“And the reason is, look, anger is a powerful motivator, and the far left is pissed,” he explained. “They are enraged by Donald Trump, and it means they’re gonna show up, and the big open question is — Does everybody else show up?”
Turnout among eligible voters will be the key to the 2020 race, for either side of ballot, and that means that Ted Cruz’s word will ring true for at least the next 460-some days.
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