Listen: Donald Trump, Democrats, Senate discussed on Left, Right & Center
"Slash twenty thirty eight. Welcome to the future. Back again with left right and center live at the town hall in New York City. I'm Josh barrow of New York magazine and MSNBC on the right is rich Lowry editor of national review on the left is Ana Marie Cox, host of with friends like these and columnists for scifis fan girls. We're also joined by Steve Kornacki, who is national political correspondent for NBC news and MSNBC and author of the red and the blue and stead Herndon national politics reporter for the New York Times is also with us. So Democrats had a very good night in the house did not have such a good night in the Senate rich the flip side of that strategy. I talked about earlier where the president sort of alienated the suburbs is he does seem to have managed to win quite solidly. These Senate races in Missouri, North Dakota in Indiana. And then just by Herron, Florida. Yeah. And well, three of them were pretty sizable margins and these are states where his rating was above water, and where he could really rally his base and make a difference and going to Steve's point. A little while ago. You kind of look at the map and last night, if you're Trump you're all sorts of things can happen for twenty twenty but your courage about a couple important swing states. At least swing states from two thousand sixteen Iowa Republican won the governor's mansion Ohio same thing, Florida both when the Senate race probably and the governor's mansion in North Carolina. So then you kind of if you color those in for Trump, then you're you're back to Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin Democrats did better and those places, but in these kind of states like look at Florida, and Wisconsin Florida where Ron Santa's probably one it's trench warfare. You losing the urban areas who lives in the suburbs. But you just turn out just enough rural though to win Wisconsin. Scott Walker finally goes down exact same pattern, but just a little bit off with with working class whites in the rural areas, and you lose and from this juncture again, lots of things can happen. But that's what it seems like twenty twenty. It's going to be. Like a steady. Do you have a sense of these three states where Democrats were defending red states where the polls had looked for a while? Like, it was going to be close. And then it really wasn't at all. What happened? What did we miss or was it a late break? Florida Georgia, Texas. No, I'm talking about Missouri in Anna KOTA. I mean, the reality is this was a tough map in the Senate for Democrats. And the reality is that Donald Trump is popular in these states and people like Claire mccaskill people like Joe Donnelly were always going to have a very difficult time until last night. What we see is a couple of things they did not get the necessary turnout activation of urban areas to to mimic a presidential ish coalition. And if those people didn't do that, then that means that they had to rely on their kind of individual report with these people in the kind of Joe Manchin esque way, where we don't we don't like or we like Donald Trump, but we like you and that necessarily didn't translate to these candidates. I don't think it's I don't think we can necessarily definitively say this is all cavenaugh or all something else you see John tester winning out in Montana. But we do know like we said earlier that President Trump's were poor is high in these places, and that's why he was doing those rallies in these states. That's why he was mobilising and activating that voter base. And that's why these Senate candidates on the Republican side where hewing so closely to him people like Marsha Blackburn and Ted Cruz running stand for the anthem as that's the Donald Trump playbook. I was just gonna say I mean, I think we're sort of using report with these people as you. I mean, he campaigned on on racism and fear. Like, he that's what he did in red states. Is he reminded them of these things that he didn't original in two thousand sixteen campaign?."