Will a “Realist and Centrist” Democrat Defeat President Trump in 2020?


With the arrival of 2019 comes additional speculations about the 2020 election. Earlier today, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin weighed in on what his party needs to defeat President Trump in the upcoming election.

A Closer Look at Manchin’s Remarks

Although Manchin is a Democrat, he is widely regarded as a moderate within his party. During an interview with CNN, the senator shared his thoughts about what Democrats need  to do during next year’s election. Interestingly enough, Manchin believes that candidates like Elizabeth Warren are too radical. His remarks come after Warren’s announcement of a forthcoming presidential run for office.

Manchin’s statements read as follows:

“You’re going to have to have someone that’s a realist and centrist. West Virginia is not going to accept the extremes. Here’s a state, my little state of West Virginia, has benefitted percentage-wise from more Democratic policies over the years … but yet it’s a state that’s flipped and voted most for President Trump.”