Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said that former President Barack Obama has met with Democratic hopefuls for the 2020 election because he’s concerned about his legacy being ruined by the Trump administration.
Politico reported that Obama has met with at least nine prospective candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Deval Patrick.
Reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote that the meetings were held for the former president to impart guidance and support.
“Clearly he’s frustrated with his legacy completely being destroyed by this administration,” Pavlich said on “Outnumbered.”
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An article in The Hill said that there were no candidate-specific political action committees currently forming to create anticipation ahead of the 2020 election.
“Some Democrats are surprised and worry it could be a signal the party isn’t completely prepared to do what it takes to defeat President Trump in his reelection bid,” Amie Parnes wrote.
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“2020 for Democrats is going to be like 2016 for Republicans,” said former Obama campaign adviser David Tafuri.
He added that he believes Trump will be “very weak candidate” heading into the election.
Pavlich also said that Democrats are ignoring middle-America counties that voted for Obama in 2008 but then switched and voted for Trump in 2016.
“Maybe Obama can kind of give them some advice about how to get back those counties,” she said.
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