Former White House press secretary turned MSNBC news hack Jen Psaki is sounding the alarm for her Democratic Party after former President Donald Trump declared he is running for the 2024 GOP nomination last month.
In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Psaki predicted that Trump would win the nomination because he “has some evil charisma that helped him win the nomination” in 2016.
Here is a partial transcript:
CHUCK TODD: Yamiche, people say, “We’ve been here before with them. Is this time different?
YAMICHE ALCINDOR: – the fact that we even have to ask that question shows you that there’s still this grip that former President Trump has on the party, and his popularity among some in the base, these extreme MAGA people who are still supporting him.
The fact that they could still win primaries, that to me tells me that there’s something to the fact that he could still win the nomination. We’ve been here before. This feels familiar to me.
We were here, and the Access Hollywood tape, when everyone found out.
That they had a daughter and a mother, and were saying that they didn’t want former President Trump to be the nominee.
So I think, yes, does it feel different? It feels different because we’ve been fighting antisemitism and racism for a long time.
But I still think that it’s too early to say whether or not he’s completely out of the ability to win this nomination.
JEN PSAKI: I mean, I think Democrats and sane Republicans underestimate Trump at their own peril because in order for Trump not to win the nomination there has to be a better alternative.
That’s how primaries work, right?
Ron DeSantis, this man – he’s either the savior or he’s currently at his peak.
Mike Pence, with all due respect, didn’t exactly light the world on fire politically before he was selected by Donald Trump to be his running mate.
So the question is, who’s the alternative?
Trump has some evil charisma that helped him win the nomination.
The nomination process is long.
What is going to happen here? And my view is people should not underestimate him.