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 ButtigiegSunday Show Preview: Trump's allies and administration defend decision on Syria O'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada O'Rourke raises .5 million in third quarter 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 ScarboroughMSNBC's Scarborough hits back at Trump: 'History will be kind' to Romney MSNBC signs Alicia Menendez as weekend anchor Scarborough to Pelosi: 'Our constitutional republic literally hangs on' what you do on impeachment MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiMSNBC signs Alicia Menendez as weekend anchor Mika Brzezinski to John Kerry: Why wouldn't you run for president 'during this crucial time'? Mattis: 'I don't know how I could have spoken more loudly' against Trump than by quitting MORE.

The 61-year-old New York City native is a staunch critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China 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."