Young Turks founder: Voting for Biden over Trump would be 'no-brainer'

The founder and host of the left-leaning online show "The Young Turks" said Friday there is no question he would vote for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate blocks push to subpoena Bolton in impeachment trial Sanders, Biden campaigns ramp up attacks over Social Security Biden endorsed by four more members of Congressional Black Caucus MORE if he becomes the Democratic nominee to face President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial Collins breaks with GOP on attempt to change impeachment rules resolution Roberts admonishes House managers, Trump lawyers after heated exchange MORE in 2020.

“Don’t get me wrong, if it’s Biden versus Trump in the general election, that’s the biggest no-brainer of my life. I will definitely vote for Biden, and anyone who doesn’t I think is mental,” Cenk Uygur told Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on "Rising."

“Not because Biden is great … but because Trump is an absolute disaster,” Uygur said. “He doesn’t believe in our form of government. If you give him four more years, this Democracy might not even survive, and I don’t think that’s a hyperbole.”

But the Young Turks founder warned that if Biden wins the nomination, the former vice president will not ultimately support progressive policies like the Green New Deal, even though he released a plan this month that largely embraces key aspects of the ambitious climate action proposal championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHillary Clinton responds to backlash: 'I will do whatever I can to support our nominee' Klobuchar dismisses White House lawyer's jab about Democrats wanting to be in Iowa The Hill's 12:30 Report: Rules fight sets stage for first day of Trump trial MORE (D-N.Y.).

“He’s not going to propose anything bold,” Uygur told Hill.TV. “He’s not going to go for 'Medicare for All,' he’s not going to go for Green New Deal, he’s not going to get money out of politics.”

Uygur also outlined a new initiative from The Young Turks.

The five-part agenda calls for higher wages, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, College for All and a constitutional amendment that would ban the private financing of candidates.

So far, three 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have signed onto the pledge: Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders, Biden campaigns ramp up attacks over Social Security Biden endorsed by four more members of Congressional Black Caucus Gabbard knocks Clinton's jab at Sanders: 'This isn't high school' MORE (I-Vt.), best-selling author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonPatrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' Marianne Williamson drops out of 2020 race Bill Press: Don't forget about Amy MORE and former Alaska Sen. Mark Gravel.

Uygur hopes the initiative can also serve as a litmus test for voters trying to navigate the crowded Democratic field.

“There’s 24 candidates here. They’re not running for Senate they’re not running for Congress -- they’re running for the most important job in the country. So why not pick the person that most aligns with you?” he said.

—Tess Bonn