Former aide to President Barack Obama weighed-in on Donald Trump’s “surest path to victory” on social media Monday night; already blaming his 2020 win on the mainstream media and “depressed Democratic turnout.”
“Trump’s surest path to victory in 2020 will be the same as it was in 2016: depress Democratic turnout. He’ll hit the nominee from the left, knowing that reporters will be more interested in chasing his attacks than calling out his lies and hypocrisy,” posted Jon Favreau on Twitter.
Trump’s surest path to victory in 2020 will be the same as it was in 2016: depress Democratic turnout. He’ll hit the nominee from the left, knowing that reporters will be more interested in chasing his attacks than calling out his lies and hypocrisy.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) May 27, 2019
Favreau’s remarks echo similar election prediction models, with a recent study showing President Trump has a “formidable advantage” heading into the 2020 race for the White House.
President Trump is now projected to win the 2020 race for the White House by three different election models; with experts saying he has a “formidable” advantage against any potential Democratic opponent.
“Steven Rattner, who served as counselor to the Treasury secretary in the Obama administration and worked on the auto industry bailouts, explained in his piece that three separate projection models currently point to a win for Trump,” reports Fox News.
“One model by Ray Fair, a professor at Yale, projects Trump’s 2020 vote share as high as 56 percent given the economic boom, but that does not account for voters’ issues with the president’s personality,” adds the author.
The projection comes as former Vice President Joe Biden extends his lead as the Democratic frontrunner heading into 2020.
President Trump unloaded on Biden last Monday saying Barack Obama “took him off the trash heap” during the 2008 race for the White House.
“Looks like Bernie Sanders is history. Sleepy Joe Biden is pulling ahead and think about it, I’m only here because of Sleepy Joe and the man who took him off the 1% trash heap, President O! China wants Sleepy Joe BADLY!” tweeted Trump.
Looks like Bernie Sanders is history. Sleepy Joe Biden is pulling ahead and think about it, I’m only here because of Sleepy Joe and the man who took him off the 1% trash heap, President O! China wants Sleepy Joe BADLY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
“Trump’s tweet seemed to be a reference to Biden’s poor performance in the 2008 Democratic primaries. Biden consistently polled in the low single digits in that race and dropped out after garnering just 1 percent in the Iowa caucuses. Obama later tapped him to be his running mate,” reports Fox News.
“I look at Joe, I don’t know about him,” Trump told reporters last week. “I would never say anyone’s too old. I know they’re all making me look very young both in terms of age and in terms of energy.”
“If I’m going to be able to beat Donald Trump in 2020, it’s going to happen here,” said Biden in Pennsylvania shortly after announcing his run for the White House.
BIDEN REBUKED: AOC Says Biden Presidency Would be ‘Going Back,’ Vows ‘To Go Forward’
Democratic superstar Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to back former Vice President Joe Biden’s potential presidential run over the weekend; saying the top Obama aide’s win would be “going back” while she hopes to “move forward.”
Ocasio-Cortez was speaking with Yahoo News podcast ‘Skullduggery’ Sunday when she was asked to comment on Biden’s long-rumored White House bid.
That does not particularly animate right now,” said the Congresswoman.
“I can understand why people would be excited by that, this idea that we can go back to the good old days with Obama, with Obama’s vice president. There’s an emotional element to that, but I don’t want to go back. I want to go forward,” she added.
Recent Democrat polling shows Biden slowly losing momentum among supporters, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders taking the top spot in the latest surveys.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BIDEN RISING: Joe Biden Opens Up ‘DOUBLE DIGIT’ Lead in Latest Democratic Poll
Former Vice President Joe Biden is making major gains against his potential Democratic opponents in recent polling; opening up a “double digit” lead against Sen. Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, and others.
The latest Quinnipiac University survey shows Biden leading his potential opponents with 29% of registered Democrats favoring the former Vice President.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is in distant second place with 19% followed by Beto O’Rourke at 12% and Sen. Kamala Harris at 8%.
“Hungry for a candidate to take on President Donald Trump, Democrats and Democratic leaners put the three B’s, Biden, Bernie and Beto, at the top in a race where age, race and gender take a back seat to electability and shared views,” adds the survey.
Read the full report at The Hill.