DNC Chair Compares Trump to a ‘Category 5 Storm,’ Says ‘Hurricane Donald’ Could Damage Democracy

Democratic National Committee Chairman (DNC) Tom Perez compared President Donald Trump to a “Category 5” hurricane headed straight for U.S. democracy.

The DNC chairman has had his hand full for the past several months in managing the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates as the party tries to narrow down to their pick that will take on Trump in his reelection bid.

Throughout the process, though, several candidates have felt cheated by the DNC as they are barred from competing in presidential debates for not meeting the party’s qualification standards. As IJR previously explained, only 10 candidates of the 20 Democrats still in the race will compete in Thursday’s presidential debate on ABC News.

While candidates like Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) have a diverse appeal that could help in a third-party bid, Perez is confident the party will stick together in their efforts against President Trump.

During an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Perez told host George Stephanopolous that he sees Trump as a hurricane that all Democrats are banding together to address.

Watch Perez’s comments:

“At the end of the day, we’re together, united around beating Donald Trump and implementing our vision of inclusion and opportunity. I’m confident that congresswoman Gabbard isn’t going to run as a third-party candidate because she has said so. She’s a talented part of the Democratic Party family. And everyone in this family is going to come together in Milwaukee and through the election because we understand it’s our democracy, as we know it, that’s on the ballot. This president, I mean, this is Hurricane Donald. And it’s a Category 5 storm. In the eye of the storm is our democracy. We need to take our democracy back. All of our candidates understand the gravity of the moment. They understand whoever wins, they’re going to be supporting the Democrat.”

Perez’s comments come as the United States and the Bahama’s are working to clean up and recover following Hurricane Dorian. The storm was a Category 5 when it hit the Bahamas, killing 43 as of Friday. Dorian weakened by the time it arrived in the U.S., but the storm still brought damage to states like North Carolina.

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Sherri
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Will they ever learn their hyperbole is backfiring ‘bigly’??

Jeffrey Moore
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The United States is not a democracy. It’s a republic.

Democracies always fail into socialism once the poor realize they can vote to take the wealth of the rich. (That’s probably why the Democrats keep calling us a democracy.) Socialism always brings poverty to all but the political elite and ends in revolution.

James
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WHERE’S the “Always Addled One” and his/her usual Socialist supporting prattle/garbage? Figured WE are ALL “confused” by criticizing DNC’s #1 carnival barker.

Screwtape
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Perez is a Socialist pinche pendejo. His nomination as DNC chair puts the lie to any beliefs that the Dims are any longer “moderate”. The Lefties ARE in control.

It’s a wonder that the “moderate” Dims are so deranged by TDS that they will NOT #walkaway from a party the Socialists have stolen. Third-party babies! Without mainstream Dim votes the Socialists cannot win AND you enabled them.

What people who wail “muh democracy” fail to realize, or maybe they cynically do, is that democracy is exactly this: mob rule.

That’s why we are a republic.

Bob
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Democracy is for you demonrat/communist turds. The rest of us are in a Republic. We do not want a democracy EVER. Please move to another planet or maybe they don’t want you either.

Tom Bodine
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Pendejo Perez the delusional fool.

Otis
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Well the Dumbocrats are a 10.9 earthquake…Nyah, nyah, nyah😝

John
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John

If it is destroying YOUR form of democracy, fine – more power to him.

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