NBC political analyst: 'Trump is indeed a scumbag, voters know that'

NBC and MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE's personal behavior is already "baked in" for his most hard-core voters, arguing that Trump "is indeed a scumbag" and "voters know that."

Her comments come one day after former Trump campaign chair Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortLobbyist Tony Podesta returns to work for Huawei Former bank CEO convicted of bribery in scheme to land Trump admin job Trial begins for Chicago banker who exchanged loans with Manafort for Trump job MORE was found guilty in a Virginia courtroom of eight charges of bank and tax fraud — while almost simultaneously news broke that the president's former attorney, Michael Cohen, had pleaded guilty to charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations.

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"Elise, what you see there are lots of Trump supporters shouting, hollering, cheering for him," noted MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski in playing clips of Trump's rally in West Virginia the previous night. "And the question is, this is his base, will the base be moved?”

 
“Well, Mika, the short answer is no," replied Jordan. "It’s very baked in as of now, and is not going to change that Donald Trump is indeed a scumbag. Voters know that." 
 
"They do not expect him to be the kind of man who treats his wife with any decency and dignity, and that is known and isn’t going to necessarily move the most hard-core voters," she added.
 
"However, I would say that you have a lot of women voters who aren’t exactly happy to have ever had to vote for Donald Trump in the first place. They just were not necessarily fans of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon Polling misfired in 2020 — and that's a lesson for journalists and pundits Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe MORE. And while they might have voted for Donald Trump, this isn’t the kind of behavior that makes them excited to keep supporting his party," Jordan added. "And you look at the Republican Party, big picture, just how they have lost completely any credibility as a moral force for virtue as they continue to lie and deny that what Donald Trump has done is wrong."
 
Polls taken before the Manafort and Cohen news consistently showed party loyalty to Trump at historic highs, with Gallup showing 87 percent of Republicans supporting the president. Only George W. Bush scored a higher rating, which occurred shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
 
Jordan served as a speechwriter and on the communication team of the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration.