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 BidenBiden, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution Biden lays out immigration priorities, rips Trump for 'assault on dignity' MORE if he becomes the Democratic nominee to face President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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-Cortez2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Young activists press for change in 2020 election Ocasio-Cortez calls out Steve King, Liz Cheney amid controversy over concentration camp remarks 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 SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren MORE (I-Vt.), best-selling author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Overnight Health Care: Key Trump drug pricing proposal takes step forward | Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic loses bid for license | 2020 Democrats to take part in Saturday forum on abortion rights 2020 Democrat Marianne Williamson says she misspoke in calling vaccine mandates 'draconian' 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