CNN Admits Dem “Crusade” to Oust Trump off to a “Disastrous and Embarrassing Start”

A CNN analysis article by Stephen Collinson argues Iowa’s Democratic vote-reporting meltdown hands an opening to Trump and plays right into his hands.

Collinson writes:

The Democratic 2020 crusade to oust President Donald Trump could not have got off to a more disastrous and embarrassing start.

The party couldn’t even deliver a first-in-the-nation election night winner after a vote-reporting debacle in Iowa — where candidates spent months and millions of dollars vying for a glittering opening prize in their nominating duel.

“Iowa, you have shocked the nation,” said former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

It was a bold attempt to declare victory in the absence of a result, but the 38-year-old inadvertently cast an ironic judgment on a political train wreck.

The big Hawkeye State miss will be agonizing for whoever comes out on top but for any candidates who under performed — perhaps former Vice President Joe Biden — it might turn into a priceless lifeline.

The caucus nightmare also played right into the hands of a President spoiling for months to brand his rivals as weak, disorganized and even worse — plotting to rig the results to hand its crown to an establishment favorite.

Per TCO, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale called the Democrat’s delay in reporting results in Iowa is “the sloppiest train wreck in history.”

Here’s his full statement:

Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history. It would be natural for people to doubt the fairness of the process. And these are the people who want to run our entire health care system? Tonight President Trump posted a record performance in the well-run GOP Iowa caucuses with record turnout for an incumbent.”

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted:

If the Democrats can’t run a that they had four years to prepare for, how the hell can anyone think they could actually run the country?

Sean Davis wrote:

Unable to steal the votes necessary to oust Bernie Sanders from the race, Democrat party leaders in Iowa have apparently just decided to not announce the non-Biden winner in time for it to matter. You almost have to admire the chutzpah.

Van Jones called the delay “a debacle.”