Reid To Dem Candidates: You’re Not Running Against Obama

On MSNBC’s AM Joy Saturday, host Joy Reid warned the Democrat presidential hopefuls that “fighting with each other about the details of your healthcare plans” won’t help them beat President Trump, and reminded them that they aren’t running against former President Barack Obama.

“Democrats, and I mean this as tough love, fighting with each other about the details of your healthcare plans is not going to help you beat Donald Trump,” Reid stated. “Mayor Pete [Buttigieg] is right that Trump and his party are going to call all of your healthcare bills socialism.” That’s because they are.

“They’re going to call all of you open borders Communists,” she continued. That’s because the candidates are. “Keep your eyes on the job. The house is on fire. Tell us what this president has done to set the house on fire, and how you are going to put it out.”

After playing a clip of Trump speaking, Reid added, “Democrats, you are running against that, not against the presidency or the record of Barack Obama,” referring to some candidates criticizing Obama in order to undermine his former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner.