President Donald Trump’s campaign team didn’t pull any punches following the first round of the Democratic presidential primary debates.
On Wednesday night, 10 of the 24 Democrats running for president took to the debate stage to interview to be the nominee to take on Trump in the 2020 general election. Very few of the party’s front-runners competed on the first night of the debates, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) being the only Democrat consistently polling in the top five to appear on the stage.
With several smaller-name candidates attempting to grab the nation’s attention, there were many examples of candidates trying to set themselves apart by promoting very liberal policies.
The Trump re-election team saw this as a boost for the president’s campaign.
Campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany released a statement following the debate, writing:
This debate was the best argument for President Trump’s re-election and should really be counted as an in-kind contribution to the President’s campaign. The Democrats proposed a radical government takeover of American society that would demolish the American dream so many are gaining access to under the growing Trump economy.
The far-left, socialist policies Democrats embraced tonight were akin to a mutual political suicide pact. They want to throw 200 million people off their current private healthcare plans, put them into a government-run system that would eliminate choice, and crush innocent Americans with an enormous tax burden to pay for it.
McEnany wasn’t the only Republican official to bash the Democrats after the first primary debate. Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel took to Twitter to call out the far-left trajectory of the first debate, as did Republican Party spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington.
2020 Democrats spent the evening arguing over fringe ideas like a government takeover of health care, open borders, no protections for human life & massive tax hikes.
We stand with @realDonaldTrump as he continues to fight for us & deliver a historic comeback for our country!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 27, 2019
What we heard from Democrats tonight was an alternate reality
They talk as if a Democrat was president, when wages were "plummeting" & unemployment was at the "new normal" of 7%
They promise to "make America work again"@realDonaldTrump already has!
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) June 27, 2019
As IJR reported earlier, Trump also seemed to enjoy watching the Democrats debate. He picked apart Democrats while also mocking the production team at MSNBC after the debate was interrupted by technical difficulties.
He even took to Twitter early Thursday morning to post a video mocking the technical difficulties.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019
Luckily for the Republicans on Trump’s campaign, the fun of mocking the Democratic primaries is a two-night event.