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MSNBC pundit terrified by Democratic midterms: ‘I’m very afraid of a bloodbath’

MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch stated that he is “very afraid of a bloodbath” for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Deutsch, a frequent guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” appeared on the show Friday and warned about Democratic candidates being destroyed in the midterms because of the economic problems facing Americans.

Deutsch insisted that, as important as Roe v. Wade to the Democrats, or how “crazy” the Republicans seem, “nothing else matters” to Americans with families barely getting by in this economy.


On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Donny Deutsch admitted he fears Democrats will suffer a “bloodbath” in the midterm elections.

Deutsch offered his comments in response to a story by former White House press secretary and current MSNBC contributor Jen Psaki that mentioned a mother of four in Braddock, Pennsylvania, who told the · Psaki supporters and Democrats that the economy is the driving issue in the mid-term.

Psaki mentioned how the mother, Amanda Rivera, thought it was “ridiculous” that abortion rights could be restricted if the GOP gains power in Pennsylvania. But when asked about his biggest voting concern, he mentioned jobs and the economy.

Rivera said, “As a mother of four, the jobs, they say all these jobs are out there, but they don’t want to pay enough for you to actually live off the job, so you know, I’m like there would be, you know, more jobs available with the flexibility to be able to work and take care of your family.”

Deutsch commented on that exchange Friday morning, speaking of it as a warning that Democrats could lose in this economic climate.


Donny Deutsch appears on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on February 20, 2019. (Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

He began: “And then you see a woman who’s raising four kids on $400 a week, and you say, ‘She doesn’t care about anything else. There’s no argument other than, “Guess what? Let’s find a way to make bread more affordable for you.”

“When it comes to survival, when it comes to these problems that can not live!” he added, underscoring the fact that many voters are just trying to make ends meet.

Deutsch continued: “Now, you could scare them and say, ‘It could get worse.’ They could take away your medical care.” I mean, that’s a go-to strategy,” though his tone conveyed that it might not be the optimal strategy with people who are so concerned about their finances.

He added: “But, you know, if she’s representative of a large part of the population, and she is, and now we even consider people who have seen their IRAs, not necessarily a woman like that, but they’ve seen their IRAs. IRAs are reduced by 20, 25 percent, it’s very tough.”

Rising inflation is a pressing concern for American voters.

Deutsch suggested that many voters won’t care enough about allegations of Republican insanity when they’re worried about the economy: “And I’ve come on the show and I’ve talked a lot about you have to scare people and do it. Republicans who are crazy, but even with the crazy pending, when you can’t afford to buy the things you could buy a year or two or three years ago, it’s a tough, tough sled.”


Deutsch concluded with his dire mid-term warning: “I am really … very afraid of a bloodbath in ten days.”


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