DNC Chair Hopes Trump Strategy Backfires

Former DNC chair Donna Brazile stated that President Trump’s 2018 midterm plan was to focus on “guns, immigration, religion, and race.”

Brazile also predicted that this plan will “backfire.”

Partial transcript as follows:

DONNA BRAZILE: Well, first of all, I think this is the same playbook that President Trump used in 2016. He used guns, immigration, religion, and race. And already we’ve seen with take-a-knee campaign that he is using that. He’s going to use all four of these issues, I think, to continue to mobilize his base. A funny thing is happening, George, is that he’s losing — while he’s gaining Republican support, he’s losing independents. I don’t think it’s going to work. I think it’s going to backfire eventually.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But his Republican support, Matthew Dowd, is kind of remarkable. I mean, he’s up in the high 80’s, 87 percent. As I said earlier, only George W. Bush was higher among Republicans.