Sean Spicer Rips ‘Nuts’ 2020 Dems’ Latest Anti-Trump Rhetoric: It’ll ‘Kill Them in the General’ Election

Former White House communications director Sean Spicer is calling out the “nuts” 2020 Democratic presidential candidates’ anti-Trump rhetoric, adding that the candidates are only doing so to get ahead in the race — but it’ll just come back to hurt them later on.

Following the latest rhetoric from 2020 hopefuls Beto O’Rourke and Julián Castro comparing President Donald Trump’s immigration push to Nazi Germany, Spicer responded on “Fox & Friends” on Saturday.

After first mocking the long list of Democrats seeking the 2020 nomination, Spicer said there then “becomes a sprint to the extreme-left to outdo each other.”

“The way to get attention, the way to rise in the polls is to be more extreme and nuts than the next individual who’s gone before you,” Spicer said, adding that the candidates need to get attention “in a crowded field, and the only way to do it is to attack further for Trump.”

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As IJR Red reported, at an Iowa campaign stop on Thursday, O’Rourke compared Trump’s take on immigration to the Third Reich as well as falsely claiming the president called immigrants “animals” — Trump used that language previously when referring to MS-13 gang members.

O’Rourke reiterated another time at the same rally that he’s comparing the “rhetoric that the president has employed to rhetoric that you might have heard during the Third Reich,” as IJR Blue noted.

“You draw your own conclusions,” O’Rourke said. “But this is not something that I expected to hear the president of the United States of America ever say.”

In case you missed it, watch the video below:

Castro mirrored O’Rourke’s rhetoric during an NBC interview on Friday when asked about the accuracy of his fellow contender’s remark:

“I think one of the things that that [the Third Reich] did was to dehumanize people. There have been other regimes that also dehumanized people. Fortunately, we haven’t traveled down, of course, the same path. And we won’t because this country is better than that. And I believe that this president is going to get defeated in 2020. However, it’s very clear that we have a president who is bound and determined to dehumanize people to create a fear and paranoia about them in order to boost his own political fortunes.”

The Democratic field continues to expand for the 2020 presidential run, so candidates may be using anti-Trump rhetoric to push themselves ahead.

“It may work in the primary, it’s going to kill them in the general,” Spicer said.

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James
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I don’t see any of the 2020 Dems I would put in a class above “Misfits for Any Office”. NOT one has a plan to improve anything in America; or change a thing Trump has done RIGHT to MAGA and reverse most of Marxist #44’s reckless, inept actions.

Phyllis Softa
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I realize it was a FOX interview, but WHO thought asking the guy who claimed “Trump’s inaugural crowd was the largest ever. Period.” to comment on “nutty” campaign speak was a good idea. It reminds us of the nutty things Sean was forced to say as WH press secretary.

Phyllis Softa
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I have heard some politicians from both parties say nutty things for years. 2016 was a really wild ride between Trump’s “Mexico will pay for the wall” & Bernie’s “it’s a revolution.” In 2016 general, the country had a choice between corrupt & unprepared OR experience & hundreds of disproved conspiracies. The country went for corrupt & unprepared. Don’t knock nutty! The electorate in swing states may go for the nuttiest candidate again.

Ed
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The Dems aren’t being very smart with their candidates this time. They’d better find someone a lot better, or they have no chance in 2020. The electorate has changed, and they’ll need to find an opponent that can counter Trump with the same kind of mass appeal. I don’t think another career politician can pull it off in the current environment.

Judy Smith
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Goodness sakes alive. These two idiots never fail us TXns with their stupidity. And Folks, please do not think that we TXns are like these two or even remotely support them. Neither one is worth his salt. We will all be laughing when their nasty remarks come back and bite them on the backside. It will be interesting to watch them try to wiggle out of their actions.

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