Joe Scarborough Compares Sanders to Obama and Trump: People Are ‘Completely Swept Off Their Feet’

Joe Scarborough Compares Sanders to Obama and Trump: People Are ‘Completely Swept Off Their Feet’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has predictd that Senator Bernie Sanders will perform well in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. The Morning Joe host compared Sanders favorably with both former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump.

“The thing I’ve learned is, through the years, that when people start calculating — I’m going to vote for so and so because maybe he’ll be able to do this for me or maybe vote for so and so because the candidate I love can’t win,” Scarborough said.

“I’ve just never seen that work. That was the thinking, I heard that 1,000 times when Bob Dole was running. In, you know, 1996. I heard it time and time again even with Mitt Romney in ‘12. Well, he’s the best and I guess he duh-duh-duh.”

“But here, what works are people completely swept off their feet,” he said. “Like Donald Trump in ’16, like Barack Obama in 2008. You gotta say right now, Bernie Sanders is that candidate. Mayor Pete’s not that far behind pup get a lot of the same enthusiasm with Mayor Pete. But right now those are the two candidates with the real enthusiasm.”

“There’s no-one in this field who touches enthusiasm of Bernie Sanders’ supporters and it’s been there a long time,” regular Willie Geist said.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor