Has Trump created better Democratic candidates?
Martin O’Malley says Trump is “the best recruitment tool” for the Democratic Party this year. But is it enough to actually win? The former governor of Maryland, who ran for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is trying to help Democrats win districts across the country in midterm elections with his Win Back Your State PAC. On “Salon Talks,” O’Malley shared what candidates are learning from their campaigns thus far.“Against the very dark backdrop of this malignant narcissist in the White House, these candidates are really the light of our republic,” O’Malley told Salon’s Matthew Rozsa on “Salon Talks.” “They are telling people, ‘Look, we're all in this together. We're good people. I have the same concerns that you do.’” Watch the interview above to hear more about why, given what he’s seeing on the road, O’Malley is optimism for the Democrats during 2018 midterm elections. And watch the full interview to learn about O’Malley’s reaction to President Trump’s Helsinki Summit with Vladimir Putin. Tune in for SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on YouTube, Facebook and Periscope.