Bill Maher Reveals Only Person Who Can Beat Trump In 2020
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Liberal comedian Bill Maher says there is only one person who can defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, and his pick may surprise a lot of people.
During a segment Friday night on his HBO program “Real Time,” Maher said Oprah Winfrey is the only person who can defeat Trump in 2020.
"The only person who is a sure thing is Oprah Winfrey," Maher said.
Maher went on to argue that "history has chosen" Winfrey to enter the 2020 race, joking that he had a revelation "one night, when I was self medicating," which was his joke about smoking marijuana.
"Oprah alone checks all the boxes that a Democrat needs to win," he said.
He then ticked off a few items he believes to be necessary to win in 2020, arguing that turning out and energizing African-American voters will be critical for Democrats.
Maher then noted Winfrey's huge popularity among women, who make up 53 percent of the electorate, and said she could get a major chunk of that vote.
He also said her celebrity status would be attractive to voters and that white men would be amenable to her candidacy if she were to run because she wouldn't "scare them."
While Maher is very high on Winfrey, he's not very enthusiastic about the other 25 candidates in the packed Democratic field.
Maher told the crowd that he likes Sen. Bernie Sanders and and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, but thinks the socialist is too old and that the mayor is too young.
“Jay Inslee? I’ve never heard of him and he’s been on this show twice!” Maher said, joking about Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who is running for president.
Also, Maher added, “no one worries about Oprah being a socialist.”
While Maher is high on Winfrey, election forecasters say Trump is the clear favorite to win.
Election forecaster and economic analyst Stephen Moore is predicting a "40-state landslide" in the 2020 election for President Donald Trump if he can accomplish a major trade deal with China.
During an interview earlier this month, Moore said Trump will cruise to a second term in office if he can secure a massive trade deal with China.
“We’re in a new kind of cold war with China … the U.S. cannot back down,” Moore said, admitting that he's a self-professed “free trade guy” he doesn’t like tariffs, but that he’s with the president “totally” on China.
“There’s nothing that Trump is asking China to do that is not completely reasonable,” Moore went on. “China should open up Americans, China should stop cheating and stealing and those kind of things.”
“I think this gives him additional leverage now to get a deal with Beijing,” he reiterated of the effect of the Mexico deal on negotiations with China. He called Trump a “master negotiator.”
“In the end of the day Trump will win,” Moore said, adding that China would love Joe Biden as President of the United States.
Moore predicted a deal with China in the next three to four months and that, if it happens, Trump will be “home free” with a soaring U.S. economy and stock market as a result.
He said this will lead to a “40 state re-election landslide” victory for Trump in 2020.
Last month, Steven Rattner published a report citing three different modelers that are predicting the president will secure a second-term in office.
Rattner, who served as the Treasury secretary in the Obama administration, reveals that top economists and modelers argue that the data points to Trump winning no matter who secures the Democratic nomination.
Here's more from the report:
Ray Fair, a professor at Yale, "found that the growth rates of gross domestic product and inflation have been the two most important economic predictors — but he also found that incumbency was also an important determinant of presidential election outcomes."
Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, has looked at 12 models, and Mr. Trump wins in all of them.
Donald Luskin of Trend Macrolytics has reached the same conclusion in his examination of the Electoral College.
The 2020 election is still a long way away, but many already see Trump as the clear favorite to win re-election.