MSNBC host Chris Hayes took time to belittle Republicans and offer them his advice during an MSNBC show covering election night.
When speaking on the panel, Hayes argued that the lackluster performance by Republicans in an election that was forecasted by many to be a “red wave” was largely due to the influence of former President Donald Trump.
“I think part of the fretting is the 2016 PTSD, like, really, that was a seismic event in the history of American politics, in the history of the world, in the history of American democracy, right?” Hayes asked hypothetically.
The MSNBC host recalled a moment back in 2016 when he told Democrat strategist James Carville that Hillary would soon lose the election.
“I think that goes both ways. Democrats have this sort of insecurity, right, I think Republicans still ascribe to that man this totemic power that he does not have. He doesn’t have some magic power, I’m telling you, Republicans,” continued Hayes.
“What camera am I looking at? He doesn’t have a magic power; he is unpopular,” he said.
“He is unpopular. He screwed you today. Screwed you!” he yelled.
"I think Republicans still ascribe to that man this totemic power that he does not have. He doesn't have some magic power," says @chrislhayes on Donald Trump.
"Republicans: He is unpopular. He screwed you today. He screwed you." pic.twitter.com/01LJN4Tlxd
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) November 9, 2022
“It’s not the full story, I totally agree,” concluded the far-left host, “but it is part of the story, and the sooner you dump him, the better it is for the Republican Party and for American democracy, full stop!”
Endorsements by Trump have brought in mixed results thus far. TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz, who was endorsed by the former president, just conceded the Pennsylvania Senate race to Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. Meanwhile, the Trump-endorsed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is locked in a very tight congressional race which she could lose to Democrat candidate Adam Frisch.
On the other hand, the Trump-backed Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance won his race, while Ted Buzz won a Senate seat in North Carolina. The conservative Arizona duo of gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Senate candidate Blake Masters still have a shot at winning as well; both candidates have been endorsed by the former president.