Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer questioned what the Democrats are “searching for” in a 2020 presidential candidate and slammed the party as “speed dating” candidates in an attempt to find its identity, noting that each candidate would become a “flavor of the week.”
Spicer, who served as press secretary under President Donald Trump until July 2017, took aim at the Democrats during a Wednesday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” predicting they will “go from one” candidate to another through the primary cycle and torching South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as their “flavor of the week.”
“There are over 15 candidates that have jumped in already, and they’re going to be a flavor of the week,” Spicer said. “They’re going to go from one to another.
“But think about the contrast that you have,” Spicer added. “One, he’s exploding on social media. You’ve got, in the polls, [Joe] Biden and [Bernie] Sanders, the two old white guys leading the polls. And then when it comes to social media interactions, the amount of chatter that’s going on among these, he is right up at the top.”
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Spicer continued on to talk about the difference between the big-name candidates and potential candidates — such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), two Senate alumni who have been around “a long time” — and the “neophytes” such as Andrew Yang and Buttigieg, who was “barely elected.”
The former press secretary then raised the question of what the Democratic Party is “searching for”:
“The question that you’re asking yourself — you ought to be scratching your head, going, ‘What is the party searching for?’ On one hand, one week, they want the guy that’s never done anything, barely got elected, is 37 years old. And then on the other hand, you got the 70-plus-year-old crowd that’s been in Washington forever.”
He then slammed the Democrats as “speed dating” their primary candidates.
Buttigieg entered the fray of the massive Democratic presidential primary race in January and will have to go up against Sanders and other established Democrats such as Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).