MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Expect Trump to “play his hits” in the 2020 race


Is there any reason to suspect that President Donald Trump will change his campaign platform from the 2016 race? Political analyst and MSNBC’s host of “AM Joy,” Joy Reid, suspects that Trump will stick to “playing the hits” when it comes to his 2020 presidential campaign. On “Salon Talks,” Reid explained to SalonTV’s Dean Obeidallah that “nothing is off the table” and nobody is willing to stand in Trump’s way, so why fix what isn’t broken?

“The Republican Party, they're either terrified of his base, or they love what he's doing. They're not going to stand in the way. So there's nothing really stopping him,” Reid said. She explained how Attorney General William Barr has showed no remorse in defending Trump.

“What you can look for is for Donald Trump to repeat what works,” she noted also pointing out Trump’s “show biz” background as evidence for sticking to his anti-immigration platform. “He just threatened to have millions of immigrants rounded up for the delight of his fan base, just sheerly to delight them and to keep them on board.”

Reid’s new book, “The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story,” details Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign to now, describing all the chaos in between. And as someone who studied how Trump ran his 2016 campaign, Reid warned, “if you're undocumented, just be very, very vigilant because Donald Trump is going to use immigration again because it worked.”

Watch the video above to hear Joy Reid further explain how Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign will be more divisive than ever. And watch the full episode to hear her break down how Trump channels a “sense of victimization” in his base.


SalonTV host Dean Obeidallah is also the host of the daily national SiriusXM radio program, "The Dean Obeidallah Show" on the network's progressive political channel. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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