Press TV — Dec 9, 2015
It looks like that Republican candidate Donald Trump’s role in the US presidential election is to get Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton get elected, an American journalist and political commentator says.
Don DeBar made the remarks in an interview with Press TV while commenting on a statement by US Vice President Joe Biden, who said on Tuesday that Clinton would win the election if Trump is the Republican nominee.
Biden made his prediction a day after Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
“I don’t know what his motive is, but I know what he’s preaching is a very, very dangerous brew for America,” Biden said of Trump during an interview with Bloomberg.
DeBar said he has “questions about whether Trump’s role in this entire election is to get ‘her’ elected.”
“Clinton as a Democratic nominee now loses to the extent there is one to the left inside the Democratic Party electorate, and particularly with Bernie Sanders running, depending on what he tells his people to do at the end of the day, and what they are ready to listen at this point,” he added.
“She is in the middle to win the presidential election, to the extent that she is in the middle of the US electorate,” he stated.
“And Trump is scaring that middle away. It looks clearly intentional. They have focused groups. They have analysis of the electorate; I am certain available to them on a constant basis,” the analyst noted.
“So it seems designed to get Hillary Clinton elected, to make her look like she is taking a progressive stand out there,” he pointed out.
“It’s sort of history repeats itself twice. First, it’s the tragedy, then it’s farce. It’s like a farcical version of the United Front that was used against fascism in the thirties and forties and in World War II in particular,” the journalist said.
“The idea of Trump becoming president and implementing something so onerous and so offensive, makes people ready to line up behind whoever looks like the strongest opponent to that, and is most likely to be elected. And that’s how Clinton will try to position herself,” he stated.
“So it looks to me like a dance between Trump and Clinton together, to get either Clinton or Trump, by the way, elected, because it may be some part of the elite here that would like to see such overt, fascistic policy implemented in the US,” DeBar concluded.