‘Morning Joe’ on Sanders’ Lack of Black Support: ‘There’s No Way You’re Gonna Be the Democratic Nominee’

‘Morning Joe’ on Sanders’ Lack of Black Support: ‘There’s No Way You’re Gonna Be the Democratic Nominee’

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson concluded on Friday that Senator Bernie Sanders will not be the Democrats’ presidential candidate in November. Speaking on MSNBC, both agreed he hadn’t gained enough support from African Americans.

“Here we see again despite all of his guarantees in the past four years Bernie Sanders made no inroads into the black community,” Scarborough said.

“In fact, he’s doing the same or worse than he did four years ago. I just — it’s stunning. I think, again, Biden is the only guy left standing because Biden is the only guy who had support, large support among black voters. It’s not hard. It’s just not hard to figure out. Everybody’s wringing their hands going ‘Why did that person get out of the race? It’s not fair’. If you’re pulling 5% of black voters across the southeast, you’re going to lose.”

“Yeah, there’s no way you’re gonna be the Democratic nominee,” Robinson said. “You’re gonna get creamed in those primaries as the other candidates did on super Tuesday, as Bernie Sanders did, and the figures he’s getting down there among black voters are almost identical to what he got four years ago. It’s incredible.”

“Look, black voters in the South, you know, when I was in South Carolina in advance of the primary down there, I can’t tell how — can’t overemphasize how pragmatic and cold eyed voters I talked to were about this race and about Bernie and about Joe and Bernie just didn’t make the sale. People just weren’t convinced. They knew Joe Biden. They liked Joe Biden.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor