In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Freedom Caucus founder Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said he came away from this week’s Democratic debate with a very clear impression of the winner: President Donald Trump.
“We now know why they’ve spent so much time on impeachment because they don’t have a message that will resonate with the American people,” Meadows said.
The North Carolina conservative said that billionaire Michael Bloomberg came to the stage completely unprepared for the shelling he got from the other Democrats on stage.
“He was really just blown away,” marveled Meadows.
Meadows said that he wasn’t any more impressed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, calling him “closer to Karl Marx than he is Carl Icahn.”
“Let us make sure that we take everybody else’s money and distribute it to those who don’t have it. The only person who’s not distributing his money is Bernie Sanders,” Meadows scoffed.
Still, he acknowledged, the Vermont socialist was still the man to beat for the nomination.
“There were a lot of blows that were given and a lot of shots taken. But actually, Bernie Sanders seemed to come away unscathed,” he said. “He’s the one with the most momentum. And as we see that Michael Bloomberg is not the one that’s going to take him on. Maybe somebody else on that debate stage tonight. But it just shows that a billion dollars doesn’t make you prepared for primetime because obviously Michael Bloomberg was not prepared tonight for even the simplest questions that he should have anticipated.”
Regardless, Meadows said, he didn’t see anything on the stage that should concern President Trump.
“He’s feeling really good. He’s feeling positive, mainly because he’s delivering on the promises that he made,” he said. “And he’s going to continue to do that not only for the next nine months but for the next five years.”
We concur with Meadows wholeheartedly. There was a lot of shouting on that stage Wednesday night, and it made for an entertaining debate in a cringeworthy kind of way. Bloomberg imploded, Elizabeth Warren drew her sword, and Sanders yelled angrily as usual. Biden looked lost. Buttigieg and Klobuchar were both…there. None of them looked capable of going toe-to-toe with Trump, who brings with him not only a fighting spirit and an energized base but also four years of concrete accomplishments.
We’re not entirely discounting Bloomberg’s billions or Bernie’s cult, but we’re feeling better than ever about Trump’s chances in November. It’s just hard to see how any of these kooks can take him down.