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 TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press 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 would arrest his media critics 'tomorrow' if he could Scarborough: 'Media silence is deafening' condemning Snoop Dogg attacks against Gayle King Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Democrats seek to preempt Trump message on health care | E-cigarette executives set for grilling | Dems urge emergency funding for coronavirus MORE's sentiment. "It is time for the Democrats to wake up. We are playing against cheaters and liars or stealers."

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"'When they go low, we go high,'" Deutsch then remarked, quoting former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's Campaign Report: New challenges for 2020 Dems in Nevada, South Carolina Obamas share messages wishing each other happy Valentine's Day California elementary school to be named after Michelle Obama 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 BidenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad 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 ClintonThe Democratic demolition derby Juan Williams: Don't count Biden out Candidates in Obama's orbit fail to capitalize on personal ties 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.