MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Thursday that "extremists" in the Democratic Party are on their way to handing President Donald Trump an "unthinkable" victory in the 2020 election due to "overreach" and multiple "unforced errors."
Scarborough detailed a number of headline-grabbing items that have rattled the Democrats in quick succession, such as the "botched rollout" of the Green New Deal from avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, anti-Semitic statements from Muslim U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, the New York state legislature infamously applauding passage of its controversial late-term abortion law, and the blackface scandal haunting a handful of Virginia politicians.
Indeed, given Trump's rising poll numbers and triumphant State of the Union address, Scarborough said Democratic "overreach" and "unforced errors" will hurt them in 2020, pointing out that recently every time either party has won big in an election year, its resulting push for extreme policies has resulted in defeat in the next election.
'Look at these extremists'
He added that Trump is saying "look at these extremists" and that "I'm here to protect you from extreme Democrats."
Scarborough then spoke directly to congressional Democrats:
Before you put your talking points up ... before you say anything that you think is going to be controversial, ask yourself a question: WWND? What would [House Speaker] Nancy [Pelosi] do? ... She knows how to defeat Donald Trump. There are a lot of young Democrats that haven't even been in Congress for two months, and they are offering Donald Trump way too much fodder. Yes, he's a hypocrite. Yes, he's a racist ... [but] Democrats can't afford anymore unforced errors. Because all they are doing is making the once-unthinkable now possible and that is the election of Donald Trump in 2020. They've got to play smarter.