A New York Times columnist, appearing on CNN Saturday, panicked over the possibility that former President Donald Trump could successfully win the 2024 presidential election.
Speaking on his support for a second Biden term, NYT columnist Thomas Friedman, said Trump “must never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever be back in the White House.”
“We’re at a critical juncture and three things cannot happen. Israel cannot turn into Hungary, an authoritarian democracy. Putin cannot win in Ukraine, Ukraine cannot go Putin, and Donald J. Trump must never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever be back in the White House,” Friedman told the CNN host.
“That is my priority, and that is my focus. And so what I’m asking is what is the best Democratic ticket to win that election. This is going to be a close election if it’s Trump versus Biden. And we need the center, we need the moderate and independents and white working class to come out for Biden in enough numbers that he can win,” Friedman said before explaining how dire this election could be for Democrats.
“This is code red,” he concluded.
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In an NYT opinion piece published earlier this week, a frantic Friedman said Biden’s election chances are looking slim, especially due to his aging. “If the 2024 race comes down to Biden vs. Trump again, we are going to need those independents and moderate Republicans to show up again. But this time around, because of his age and the possibility that he might not be able to finish a second term, Biden’s vice president will be much more consequential in their minds.”
A Trump re-election could mean Trump’s second term is “unchained,” Friedman warned. “With a vengeful Trump back in the White House, effectively pardoned for his many attacks on our democratic institutions and his assault on the integrity of our elections, would never be the same. Trump would be unchained — an utterly chilling thought.”