Piers Morgan warns that squad of 'socialists' and their 'snowflake liberal' followers will help get Trump reelected
According to Piers Morgan, the Democrat nominee most likely to face President Trump in the upcoming 2020 elections would be "a young, female, screechy, super-woke, easily triggered radical socialist snowflake with a disdainful view of America".
The British journalist and TV presenter further narrowed down his guess to any one of the four newly elected firebrand Democratic congresswomen who are detonating satchel charges across US politics — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna S. Pressley — notoriously known as 'The Squad', in an op-ed for Daily Mail.
According to Morgan, they are what the US president would call "perfect electoral fodder," because he is confident "most Americans would never vote for a diehard socialist to run the country."
The 54-year-old broadcaster pointed out there's never been a "genuine" socialist U.S. president in the country's history.
While there have been presidents who've rolled out socialist programs, like Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, none of them identified themselves as socialist.
On the other hand, the four freshmen congresswomen "proudly bleed pure unadulterated socialism from every pore," Morgan wrote.
"It’s in their DNA," he added, noting their policy proposals mainly revolve around free healthcare and tuition for all, aside from Ocasio-Cortez's controversial ‘Green New Deal’ program.
But these policies only work well on paper, Morgan claims, saying it would "cost $43 trillion which would instantly bankrupt America."
He goes on to say that even taxing rich Americans close to 70% would never cover the herculean expense, and such a proposal would only solidify their support for Trump to stop them from getting into power.
Secondly, Morgan slammed the Squad's "ludicrous" and "offensive" claims that the Trump administration was running "concentration camps" on the southern border. Besides, demanding free health care for illegal immigrants and calling for abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will never help their cause, he maintained.
Also, their relentless cries for Trump's impeachment would ultimately fail owing to the Republicans’ control of the Senate, Morgan noted.
According to the Good Morning Britain co-host, Trump "wants the Squad to dominate Democrat discourse, since everything they do or say further enrages and mobilizes his base."
The Democrat firebrands have become "heroines of our time" on social media, Morgan opined, with millions of their fans cheering their virtue signaling moves every day.
"It must be very seductive for them, a constant apparent validation of their political views," he wrote. "But it’s important to remember that social media is predominantly one gigantic liberal snowflake platform that never thought a Trump presidency could happen in the first place. And the vast majority of Americans are not on Twitter anyway."
The outspoken journalist also slammed the Squad's "self-defeating ‘Girl who cried wolf’ habit" of branding their critics as racist at the drop of a hat, despite Omar's own anti-Semitic tweets.
He also noted that their ongoing scuffle with the highly respected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will only "rip the Democrats" apart.
But Morgan also criticized President Trump for "stupidly" distracting media attention from the infighting with his "own racist remarks" about the young congresswomen.
"Those remarks, in which he said the Squad should go back to the ‘crime-infested’ countries they came from, were indefensibly racist and I was pleased to see him distance himself from the horrible ‘SEND HER BACK!’ chants about Omar that soon followed at one of his rallies, even if he disingenuously tried to claim he disapproved in real-time," he wrote.
According to Morgan, Trump is looking at the bigger picture here.
"He just wants America to perceive the Squad to be the true face of the Democrats as we head into 2020," he added.
"The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced and not very smart," the president recently tweeted. "They’re pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border... And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"
While none of the four congresswomen in question will actually win the presidential nomination, they have to potential to "swallow up vast swathes of media attention that the nominee will desperately need to combat Trump’s own powerful media dominance."
Morgan asserted that the more everyone's talking about the squad, the less they're talking about Biden, Harris, Warren, Buttigieg or any of the other declared Democrat presidential candidates.
"And that means the whole image of the Democratic Party is now being molded into far-left socialism, to potentially disastrous electoral consequences," he insisted.
According to Morgan, if the status quo remains, the 2020 race could come down to a direct fight between capitalism and socialism, and would definitely not end well for the latter.
"The Democrats are desperate to stop Trump winning a second term, but the Squad has emerged now as his top vote-grabbing marketing tool," Morgan concluded. "So long as they remain the face of the Party, the Democrats are doomed."