MSNBC's Deutsch says Democrats 'at war' with Trump

MSNBC's Deutsch says Democrats 'at war' with Trump
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MSNBC host Donny Deutsch said Democrats should do "whatever we have to do" to remove President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE from office because the party is "at war" with Trump. 

"We are at war," Deutsch said, echoing co-host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough: Trump is either 'an agent of Russia' or 'a useful idiot' Saagar Enjeti: Republicans lost Kentucky by failing to appeal to working class Scarborough knocks GOP senator for Pelosi remark: He 'degraded himself' MORE's sentiment. "It is time for the Democrats to wake up. We are playing against cheaters and liars or stealers."


"'When they go low, we go high,'" Deutsch then remarked, quoting former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaBudowsky: A Biden-Michelle Obama ticket in 2020? Bloomberg threatens to shake up 2020 primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race MORE's slogan that her party should respond to insults by remaining above them. Deutsch said that wasn't the way to go.

"When they go low, we got to do whatever we have to do," he said. 

"We may not have won the battle of impeachment, but we're going to win the war of putting him in jail, whatever we have to do, and we're not going to necessarily play fair," the branding expert added. "For all the intellectuals out there whose hair is going to go on fire, ‘But we're becoming like them. We're becoming like them,' we cannot lose the next election. We will go back 50 years."

Deutsch has offered public doubts about whether a Democrat can defeat Trump in next year's election.

Last month, following the first Democratic primary debate from Miami, Deutsch said that in his "heart of hearts," he didn't see "see anybody" onstage who would beat Trump.

A new Fox News poll shows former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California MORE topping Trump by 10 points on the national level if the election were held today. 

Trump lost the popular vote to former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJordan calls Pelosi accusing Trump of bribery 'ridiculous' DOJ watchdog won't let witnesses submit written feedback on investigation into Russia probe: report What are Republicans going to do after Donald Trump leaves office? MORE by nearly 3 million votes in 2016, but won the Electoral College after taking key Rust Belt states including Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump won the election by a comfortable electoral vote margin, 304-227.