MSNBC’s John Heilemann Blasts ‘Trump TV’: If Biden Is Senile, Why Is He Beating Trump?

MSNBC’s John Heilemann Blasts ‘Trump TV’: If Biden Is Senile, Why Is He Beating Trump?

MSNBC’s John Heilemann took aim at ‘Trump TV’ on Thursday during a discussion about former Vice President Joe Biden’s polling numbers. Heilemann pointed out that the Trump team was trying to brand Biden as old and senile, but he was consistently beating Donald Trump in polling.

“You think about it right now, the President’s people sit around saying, ‘Joe Biden is in his basement.’ I’ll tell ya, I don’t recommend you do this, but if you watch Trump TV, their YouTube channel, they have an hour every night on Trump TV right now, reaching a lot of people,” Heilemann said.

“Go spend time and watch it. McConnell was on there the other night with Lara Trump,” he said.

“If you watch the channel and see what the messages they’re driving on Joe Biden, it is, he’s in his basement. He’s old. He’s infirm. He’s sleepy Joe. He might be senile. It ‘s over and over and over again, they’re hammering this stuff. You think about that message and then look at what’s happening in the polls.”

“Joe Biden is sitting in his basement, according to Donald Trump, and still beating him on almost every metric that counts in terms of the data right now,” Heilemann said.

“That does not mean Donald Trump can’t win this election. He can win this election. But right now, if Joe Biden is the infirm one, the sleepy one, the mentally debilitated one who can’t get out of his basement because he’s afraid, why, Donald Trump, is he beating you in basically every battleground state and every key demographic?”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor