MSNBC's Donny Deutsch to launch new show with Buttigieg interview

MSNBC's Donny Deutsch to launch new show with Buttigieg interview
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MSNBC announced Friday it will launch a new show, “Saturday Night Politics with Donny Deutsch,” as part of the network's expansion of weekend programming.

Deutsch, a prominent advertising executive and NBC News and MSNBC contributor, will feature an interview with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate On The Money: Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown | Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading NYT editorial board calls on Buttigieg to disclose details of work at consulting firm MORE, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on his inaugural show Saturday.


MSNBC says the program "draws from Deutsch’s decades-long experience in marketing, advertising and political consulting to explore the most effective messaging and strategies of presidential candidates and how they are presenting themselves to American voters.

MSNBC, Fox News and CNN have all expanded live programming into the weekends.

Deutsch is most often seen on the network's "Morning Joe" with Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough rips GOP over Ukraine conspiracy theories It's the aggressive progressives vs. the pragmatic moderates Scarborough: Trump is either 'an agent of Russia' or 'a useful idiot' MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiTYT's Cenk Uygur rips Dems condemning Trump 'lock him up' chant: 'Most feckless party' ever 'Sorry Joe' trends as Scarborough faces backlash for defending Trump after World Series chant Scarborough scolds Nats fans for 'lock him up' chant: 'We are Americans and we do not do that' MORE.

The 61-year-old New York City native is a staunch critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE, often leveling personal attacks on him.

During a recent roundtable discussion on the show, Deutsch mocked the president's appearance, calling him one of the most "repulsive physically-looking humans I’ve ever seen."