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Sanders Leads In Fundraising, But Warren Big With Small Donors | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Sanders Leads In Fundraising, But Warren Big With Small Donors | Morning Joe | MSNBC


INDICATION O>>>LOOKING AT 2020, FIRST>>>LOOKING AT 2020, FIRST QUARTER FUNDRAISING TOTALS ARE QUARTER FUNDRAISING TOTALS ARE IN FOR ALL THE DEMOCRATIC IN FOR ALL THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES. PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES. PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF MOMENTUM PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF MOMENTUM AMONG A GROWING FIELD OF AMONG A GROWING FIELD OF HOPEFULS HOPEFULS JOINING US NOW, FORMER TREASURY JOINING US NOW, FORMER TREASURY OFFICIAL AND “MORNING JOE” OFFICIAL AND “MORNING JOE” ECONOMIC ANALYST, STEVE RATNER ECONOMIC ANALYST, STEVE RATNER LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MONEY LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MONEY MEANS, WHAT IT REALLY SHOWS, AND MEANS, WHAT IT REALLY SHOWS, AND WHO IS AHEAD. WHO IS AHEAD.>>THREE GOOD QUESTIONS.>>THREE GOOD QUESTIONS.>>GREAT.>>GREAT.>>POLLS ARE HARD TO MAKE SENSE>>POLLS ARE HARD TO MAKE SENSE OF AT THIS STAGE, AND MONEY OF AT THIS STAGE, AND MONEY COUNTS COUNTS THIS IS AMERICANS — THIS IS AMERICANS –>>ISN’T MONEY THE GAUGE AT THIS>>ISN’T MONEY THE GAUGE AT THIS POINT? POINT?>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>EXPLAIN WHY.>>EXPLAIN WHY.>>I THINK IT TELLS YOU>>I THINK IT TELLS YOU SOMETHING BECAUSE THESE ARE SOMETHING BECAUSE THESE ARE PEOPLE, ESSENTIALLY VOTING WITH PEOPLE, ESSENTIALLY VOTING WITH THEIR MONEY. THEIR MONEY. MANY ARE INDIVIDUALS MAKING MANY ARE INDIVIDUALS MAKING SMALL CONTRIBUTIONS. SMALL CONTRIBUTIONS. LET’S START WITH THE Q1 LET’S START WITH THE Q1 FUNDRAISING TOTALS, ALL OUT NOW. FUNDRAISING TOTALS, ALL OUT NOW. THERE IS A FAIR AMOUNT OF, I’LL THERE IS A FAIR AMOUNT OF, I’LL CALL IT, GAMESMANSHIP GOING ON, CALL IT, GAMESMANSHIP GOING ON, WHERE SOME CANDIDATES TRANSFER WHERE SOME CANDIDATES TRANSFER MONEY FROM OTHER ACCOUNTS, THIS MONEY FROM OTHER ACCOUNTS, THIS AND THAT AND THAT WHEN YOU PULL THE MONEY APART, WHEN YOU PULL THE MONEY APART, BERNIE SANDERS HAS REALLY DONE BERNIE SANDERS HAS REALLY DONE AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB HE’S RAISED $18.2 MILLION IN THE HE’S RAISED $18.2 MILLION IN THE FIRST QUARTER. FIRST QUARTER. WE’LL TALK LATER ABOUT WHERE THE WE’LL TALK LATER ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY CAME FROM. MONEY CAME FROM. HE OBVIOUSLY HAD THE ADVANTAGE HE OBVIOUSLY HAD THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING BEEN THERE BEFORE. OF HAVING BEEN THERE BEFORE. HE HAD LISTS AND THINGS LIKE HE HAD LISTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT THAT NONETHELESS, PRETTY NONETHELESS, PRETTY EXTRAORDINARY. EXTRAORDINARY. THEN YOU HAVE KAMALA HARRIS, A THEN YOU HAVE KAMALA HARRIS, A NEWCOMER TO THE FIELD, RAISING NEWCOMER TO THE FIELD, RAISING $12 MILLION, ALSO A SURPRISINGLY $12 MILLION, ALSO A SURPRISINGLY GOOD NUMBER AND A NUMBER WITH A GOOD NUMBER AND A NUMBER WITH A LOT OF MOMENTUM FOR HER. LOT OF MOMENTUM FOR HER. AFTER THAT, YOU HAVE, AFTER THAT, YOU HAVE, INTERESTINGLY, TWO NEWCOMERS INTERESTINGLY, TWO NEWCOMERS YOU HAVE BETO O’ROURKE AND MAYOR YOU HAVE BETO O’ROURKE AND MAYOR PETE, WHO BOTH DID VERY WELL, PETE, WHO BOTH DID VERY WELL, RAISING $9 MILLION AND $7 RAISING $9 MILLION AND $7 MILLION RESPECTIVELY MILLION RESPECTIVELY WHAT’S ALSO INTERESTING IS OF WHAT’S ALSO INTERESTING IS OF THAT, IT KIND OF REALLY STARTS THAT, IT KIND OF REALLY STARTS TO DROP OFF SHARPLY. TO DROP OFF SHARPLY. IT IS INTERESTING THAT ELIZABETH IT IS INTERESTING THAT ELIZABETH WARREN, WHO MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT WARREN, WHO MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT WOULD BE UP THERE, RAISED ONLY WOULD BE UP THERE, RAISED ONLY $6 MILLION $6 MILLION SHE WOULD SAY, PART OF THAT IS I SHE WOULD SAY, PART OF THAT IS I WASN’T TAKING LARGE DONOR GIFTS WASN’T TAKING LARGE DONOR GIFTS FROM THE $2800 CHECKS. FROM THE $2800 CHECKS. NONETHELESS, HE’S FAR DOWN THE NONETHELESS, HE’S FAR DOWN THE LIST LIST A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE WHOSE A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN IN THE NAMES HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN IN THE PRESS AND BEEN OUT THERE HAVE PRESS AND BEEN OUT THERE HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN LESS SUCCESSFUL. ACTUALLY BEEN LESS SUCCESSFUL. AMY KLOBUCHAR, CORY BOOKER, AND AMY KLOBUCHAR, CORY BOOKER, AND KIERSTEN GILLIBRAND. KIERSTEN GILLIBRAND. IT IS A DISPARITY BETWEEN RICH IT IS A DISPARITY BETWEEN RICH AND POOR SO FAR. AND POOR SO FAR.>>ARE THERE MONEY SURGES WE’RE>>ARE THERE MONEY SURGES WE’RE LOOKING AT SPECIFICALLY THAT LOOKING AT SPECIFICALLY THAT SHOW MOMENTUM? SHOW MOMENTUM? I MEAN, WE’VE HEARD MAYOR PETE I MEAN, WE’VE HEARD MAYOR PETE RAISED A LOT RIGHT AFTER HIS RAISED A LOT RIGHT AFTER HIS ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ARE THERE OTHER CANDIDATES THAT ARE THERE OTHER CANDIDATES THAT ARE SHOWING — AND BERNIE, ARE SHOWING — AND BERNIE, OBVIOUSLY. OBVIOUSLY.>>WELL, BERNIE WAS THERE FROM>>WELL, BERNIE WAS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING. THE BEGINNING.>>WOW.>>WOW.>>MAYOR PETE AND BETO O’ROURKE>>MAYOR PETE AND BETO O’ROURKE CAME IN LATER AND, THEREFORE, CAME IN LATER AND, THEREFORE, WE’LL HAVE TO SEE HOW Q2 DOES A. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE HOW Q2 DOES A. A LOT WERE RAISING MONEY FOR THE A LOT WERE RAISING MONEY FOR THE EXPLOREATORY COMMITTEES BEFORE EXPLOREATORY COMMITTEES BEFORE THEY ANNOUNCED THEY ANNOUNCED THERE IS GAMESMANSHIP IN THOSE, THERE IS GAMESMANSHIP IN THOSE, TOO. TOO.>>DO YOU HAVE THE REPEAT>>DO YOU HAVE THE REPEAT DONORS, THE SMALL DONORS, DO YOU DONORS, THE SMALL DONORS, DO YOU HAVE A CHART FOR THAT? HAVE A CHART FOR THAT?>>WHAT DO YOU KNOW, MIKE, HERE>>WHAT DO YOU KNOW, MIKE, HERE IT COMES, RIGHT NOW. IT COMES, RIGHT NOW. LET’S LOOK AT THE SMALL DONORS LET’S LOOK AT THE SMALL DONORS THIS IS ALSO REALLY IMPORTANT, THIS IS ALSO REALLY IMPORTANT, IS WHO IS WRITING AND MOTIVATES IS WHO IS WRITING AND MOTIVATES TO GET BEHIND THEIR CANDIDATE? TO GET BEHIND THEIR CANDIDATE? ONCE AGAIN, BERNIE LEADS THE ONCE AGAIN, BERNIE LEADS THE PACK AT 84%. PACK AT 84%. IN FAIRNESS TO ALL THE REST, HE IN FAIRNESS TO ALL THE REST, HE HAD A LIST, HE HAD A NAME, HE HAD A LIST, HE HAD A NAME, HE HAD A HISTORY, AND HE KNEW HOW HAD A HISTORY, AND HE KNEW HOW TO DO THIS TO DO THIS ELIZABETH WARREN, THOUGH SHE ELIZABETH WARREN, THOUGH SHE DIDN’T RAISE THAT MUCH TOTAL DIDN’T RAISE THAT MUCH TOTAL MONEY, BECAUSE OF WHAT I SAID MONEY, BECAUSE OF WHAT I SAID BEFORE ABOUT THE LARGE CHECKS, BEFORE ABOUT THE LARGE CHECKS, SHE CAME IN AT 70% SHE CAME IN AT 70% OUR TWO SORT OF NEW FACES IN OUR TWO SORT OF NEW FACES IN TOWN, WITH ALL THE APPEAL THAT TOWN, WITH ALL THE APPEAL THAT GOES WITH IT, MAYOR PETE AND GOES WITH IT, MAYOR PETE AND BETO O’ROURKE, ARE THE NEXT TWO. BETO O’ROURKE, ARE THE NEXT TWO. THEN IT GOES OFF A CLIFF THEN IT GOES OFF A CLIFF AS YOU GET DOWN TO THE SECOND AS YOU GET DOWN TO THE SECOND PART OF THE GROUP, KAMALA HARRIS PART OF THE GROUP, KAMALA HARRIS WAS AT 37% WAS AT 37% AMY KLOBUCHAR WAS 35%. AMY KLOBUCHAR WAS 35%. THEN YOU DROP DOWN TO KIERSTEN THEN YOU DROP DOWN TO KIERSTEN GILLIBRAND AT 17%. GILLIBRAND AT 17%. CORY BOOKER AT 16% CORY BOOKER AT 16%>>IS MONEY IMPORTANT AS A PROXY>>IS MONEY IMPORTANT AS A PROXY FOR POLITICAL SUPPORT, OR IS FOR POLITICAL SUPPORT, OR IS MONEY IMPORTANT AS SOMETHING YOU MONEY IMPORTANT AS SOMETHING YOU CAN BUY THINGS WITH? CAN BUY THINGS WITH? HOW DO WE UNDERSTAND THIS? HOW DO WE UNDERSTAND THIS?>>WELL, FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT>>WELL, FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT IS SOMETHING YOU CAN — MONEY IS SOMETHING YOU CAN — MONEY YOU CAN BUY THINGS WITH. YOU CAN BUY THINGS WITH. YOU HAVE TO RUN A CAMPAIGN YOU HAVE TO RUN A CAMPAIGN WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE SPENDING, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE SPENDING, SOME OF THEM ARE SPENDING MORE SOME OF THEM ARE SPENDING MORE IN MY MIND, AT THIS STAGE, WITH IN MY MIND, AT THIS STAGE, WITH POLLS NOT MEANING A HECK OF A POLLS NOT MEANING A HECK OF A LOT, THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE SO LOT, THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE SO MANY SMALL DONORS. MANY SMALL DONORS. WHEN YOU SEE THE FACT THESE ARE WHEN YOU SEE THE FACT THESE ARE SMALL DONORS, NOT RICH PEOPLE ON SMALL DONORS, NOT RICH PEOPLE ON PARK AVENUE, WRITING THE SMALL PARK AVENUE, WRITING THE SMALL CHECKS, I THINK IT SAYS CHECKS, I THINK IT SAYS SOMETHING OF THEIR COMMITMENT. SOMETHING OF THEIR COMMITMENT.>>THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO>>THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO REPEAT AND KEEP DONATING REPEAT AND KEEP DONATING ONCE THEY BECOME INVESTED IN A ONCE THEY BECOME INVESTED IN A CANDIDATE. CANDIDATE. I DO THINK THE FUNDRAISING I DO THINK THE FUNDRAISING NUMBERS, BIG PICTURE, SHOW NUMBERS, BIG PICTURE, SHOW KAMALA HARRIS IS PERHAPS NOT KAMALA HARRIS IS PERHAPS NOT GETTING AS MUCH ATTENTION AS THE GETTING AS MUCH ATTENTION AS THE MONEY THAT SHE’S RAISED. MONEY THAT SHE’S RAISED. BUT IT IS FROM MAJORITY LARGE BUT IT IS FROM MAJORITY LARGE DONORS, IN THE SENSE SHE’S ONLY DONORS, IN THE SENSE SHE’S ONLY AT 37% OF DONORS LESS THAN $200. AT 37% OF DONORS LESS THAN $200. HOWEVER, THOSE ARE LARGE DONORS HOWEVER, THOSE ARE LARGE DONORS WHO ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WHO ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PROBABLY STAY WITH HER CAMPAIGN PROBABLY STAY WITH HER CAMPAIGN THROUGHOUT THE DURATION. THROUGHOUT THE DURATION.>>THEN, LET’S LOOK AT TRUMP.>>THEN, LET’S LOOK AT TRUMP.>>SO THIS IS INTERESTING.>>SO THIS IS INTERESTING.>>THIS IS BIG.>>THIS IS BIG.>>THIS IS REALLY UNUSUAL.>>THIS IS REALLY UNUSUAL. IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT’S BEEN GOING IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON THROUGH THE LAST FEW YEARS, ON THROUGH THE LAST FEW YEARS, UNBE UNBE UNBE UNBE UNBE UNBE UNBE UNBE UNBE UNBE UNBEKNOWNST TO MANY, PRESIDENT UNBEKNOWNST TO MANY, PRESIDENT TRUMP BEGAN RAISING MONEY FOR TRUMP BEGAN RAISING MONEY FOR THE SMALLER CHECKS YOU CAN THE SMALLER CHECKS YOU CAN RAISE, AS WELL AS MONEY YOU CAN RAISE, AS WELL AS MONEY YOU CAN RAISE THROUGH VICTORY COMMITTEES RAISE THROUGH VICTORY COMMITTEES AND THROUGH SUPER PAKS SPACS AND AND THROUGH SUPER PAKS SPACS AND THINGS LIKE THAT THINGS LIKE THAT HE’S RAISED OR RECEIVED, THROUGH HE’S RAISED OR RECEIVED, THROUGH THE END OF LAST YEAR, SO NOT THE END OF LAST YEAR, SO NOT EVEN Q1, UP TO $68 MILLION EVEN Q1, UP TO $68 MILLION HE’S SPENT MOST OF IT. HE’S SPENT MOST OF IT. A LOT ON DIGITAL, BUILDING THE A LOT ON DIGITAL, BUILDING THE DIGITAL EXPERTISE THAT MANY DIGITAL EXPERTISE THAT MANY PEOPLE THINK HELPED HIM WIN LAST PEOPLE THINK HELPED HIM WIN LAST TIME TIME IF YOU RUN DOWN THE LIST OF HIS IF YOU RUN DOWN THE LIST OF HIS PREDECESSORS, ALL THE WAY FROM PREDECESSORS, ALL THE WAY FROM OBAMA BACK TO BUSH 41, YOU CAN OBAMA BACK TO BUSH 41, YOU CAN SEE THAT VIRTUALLY NONE OF THEM SEE THAT VIRTUALLY NONE OF THEM DID ANYTHING DURING THEIR FIRST DID ANYTHING DURING THEIR FIRST TWO YEARS IN OFFICE, INCLUDING TWO YEARS IN OFFICE, INCLUDING RAISING MONEY OR SPENDING MONEY. RAISING MONEY OR SPENDING MONEY.>>RICK TYLER, WHAT DOES THIS>>RICK TYLER, WHAT DOES THIS TELL US? TELL US?>>WELL, I THINK IT IS>>WELL, I THINK IT IS INTERESTING ON THE DEMOCRATIC INTERESTING ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE, KAMALA HARRIS IS CLEARLY SIDE, KAMALA HARRIS IS CLEARLY GETTING A LOT OF LARGE CHECK GETTING A LOT OF LARGE CHECK SHE ALSO COMES FROM CALIFORNIA SHE ALSO COMES FROM CALIFORNIA BERNIE SANDERS IS A BERNIE SANDERS IS A WELL-ESTABLISHED FUNDRAISER, WELL-ESTABLISHED FUNDRAISER, RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT BEFORE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT BEFORE I THINK THE BIG NEWS HERE IS I THINK THE BIG NEWS HERE IS BETO O’ROURKE, AND PARTICULARLY BETO O’ROURKE, AND PARTICULARLY PETE BUTTIGIEG PETE BUTTIGIEG ON THE REPUBLICAN — BUT I WANT ON THE REPUBLICAN — BUT I WANT TO SAY THIS ABOUT MONEY, I THINK TO SAY THIS ABOUT MONEY, I THINK IT IS VERY INTERESTING, THAT IT IS VERY INTERESTING, THAT SECOND CHART THAT STEVE SHOWED SECOND CHART THAT STEVE SHOWED IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME. IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME. IT SHOWS SMALL DONORS MEANS IT SHOWS SMALL DONORS MEANS GRASSROOTS SUPPORT, RIGHT? GRASSROOTS SUPPORT, RIGHT? LARGE DONORS DON’T NECESSARILY LARGE DONORS DON’T NECESSARILY MEAN GRASSROOTS SUPPORT. MEAN GRASSROOTS SUPPORT. I’LL GIVE AN EXAMPLE I’LL GIVE AN EXAMPLE IN 2016, JEB BUSH HAD RAISED IN 2016, JEB BUSH HAD RAISED OVER $100 MILLION FOR A SUPER OVER $100 MILLION FOR A SUPER PAC THAT WOULD SUPPORT HIM PAC THAT WOULD SUPPORT HIM BEFORE HE ANNOUNCED. BEFORE HE ANNOUNCED. HE KNOW JEB BUSH REALLY NEVER HE KNOW JEB BUSH REALLY NEVER GOT OFF THE GROUND GOT OFF THE GROUND SO, YES, CONSULTANTS LOVE MONEY, SO, YES, CONSULTANTS LOVE MONEY, AND IT BUYS A HOT OF THINGLOT OF AND IT BUYS A HOT OF THINGLOT OF PARTICULARLY ADVERTISING PARTICULARLY ADVERTISING IT ALSO BUYS DIGITAL, WHICH IS IT ALSO BUYS DIGITAL, WHICH IS WHAT YOU SEE THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WHAT YOU SEE THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN DOING. DOING. DIGITAL, LIKE ANY ADVERTISING, DIGITAL, LIKE ANY ADVERTISING, ONLY WORKS IF YOU HAVE A ONLY WORKS IF YOU HAVE A MESSAGE. MESSAGE. IT IS REALLY UNCLEAR TO ME RIGHT IT IS REALLY UNCLEAR TO ME RIGHT NOW WHAT DONALD TRUMP’S RATIONAL NOW WHAT DONALD TRUMP’S RATIONAL FOR HIS RE-ELECTION IS FOR HIS RE-ELECTION IS WHAT IS HIS MESSAGE? WHAT IS HIS MESSAGE? WE UNDERSTOOD WHAT HIS MESSAGE WE UNDERSTOOD WHAT HIS MESSAGE WAS, MAKE AMERICA GREAT, THE WAS, MAKE AMERICA GREAT, THE WALL, EVERYTHING THAT WORKED WALL, EVERYTHING THAT WORKED POPULUS ECONOMICS, WHICH NOW POPULUS ECONOMICS, WHICH NOW BERNIE OWNERS. BERNIE OWNERS. DONALD TRUMP PROVES HE DOESN’T DONALD TRUMP PROVES HE DOESN’T WHEN HE PASSED THE TAX BILL THAT WHEN HE PASSED THE TAX BILL THAT THEY PASSED. THEY PASSED. WHAT IS THE MESSAGE GOING TO BE WHAT IS THE MESSAGE GOING TO BE FOR RE-ELECTION? FOR RE-ELECTION? I DON’T KNOW YET. I DON’T KNOW YET.>>IT’LL BE ABOUT BROWN PEOPLE>>IT’LL BE ABOUT BROWN PEOPLE IT’LL BE ABOUT RACE. IT’LL BE ABOUT RACE.>>SOCIALISM.>>SOCIALISM.>>IT’LL BE ABOUT FEAR>>IT’LL BE ABOUT FEAR IT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT ANGER. IT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT ANGER. IT IS GOING TO WORK, TO AN IT IS GOING TO WORK, TO AN EXTENT EXTENT THAT’S WHY THE DEMOCRATS, STEVE, THAT’S WHY THE DEMOCRATS, STEVE, AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU DISAGREE, AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU DISAGREE, I MEAN, YOU’VE WATCHED THIS I MEAN, YOU’VE WATCHED THIS CLOSELY FROM MANY ANGLES, AS A CLOSELY FROM MANY ANGLES, AS A REPORTER, BUT ALSO BEING MARRIED REPORTER, BUT ALSO BEING MARRIED TO SOMEONE WHO IS VERY INVOLVED TO SOMEONE WHO IS VERY INVOLVED IN POLITICS, THEN BEING ON THIS IN POLITICS, THEN BEING ON THIS SHOW SHOW WHAT DO THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO DO WHAT DO THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO DO TO COMPETE TO COMPETE THAT IS HARD TO COMPETE AGAINST, THAT IS HARD TO COMPETE AGAINST, TO AN EXTENT, ESPECIALLY WITH TO AN EXTENT, ESPECIALLY WITH THOSE NUMBERS. THOSE NUMBERS.>>I AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU ABOUT>>I AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU ABOUT TRUMP’S MESSAGE, BUT REMEMBER, TRUMP’S MESSAGE, BUT REMEMBER, TRUMP WAS INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE TRUMP WAS INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE ON THE DIGITAL SIDE LAST TIME. ON THE DIGITAL SIDE LAST TIME. A LOT OF THAT MONEY, I SHOWED A LOT OF THAT MONEY, I SHOWED YOU HE IS SPENDING NOW, HE IS YOU HE IS SPENDING NOW, HE IS SPENDING TO BUILD A DIGITAL SPENDING TO BUILD A DIGITAL OPERATION. OPERATION. DEMOCRATS, PRIMARILY BECAUSE DEMOCRATS, PRIMARILY BECAUSE THERE ARE 15 OR MORE OF THEM, THERE ARE 15 OR MORE OF THEM, ARE FRANKLY DOING NOTHING. ARE FRANKLY DOING NOTHING. THERE IS A PROBLEM ON THE THERE IS A PROBLEM ON THE DIGITAL SIDE WITH THE DEMOCRATS. DIGITAL SIDE WITH THE DEMOCRATS. THERE IS A PROBLEM ON THE THERE IS A PROBLEM ON THE MESSAGING SIDE WITH THE MESSAGING SIDE WITH THE DEMOCRATS, AS YOU’VE ALL SAID. DEMOCRATS, AS YOU’VE ALL SAID. NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO REDUCE NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO REDUCE WHAT THEY’RE FOR, WITH POSSIBLE WHAT THEY’RE FOR, WITH POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF BERNIE, YOU KNOW, EXCEPTION OF BERNIE, YOU KNOW, TO SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE CAN TO SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE CAN COMPREHEND COMPREHEND IT IS HARD TO COMPREHEND A IT IS HARD TO COMPREHEND A 20-POINT PLAN. 20-POINT PLAN. THERE IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF THERE IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF ANGST WITH MY FRIENDS IN THE ANGST WITH MY FRIENDS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY RIGHT NOW, DEMOCRATIC PARTY RIGHT NOW, ABOUT BERNIE’S STRONG LEAD NOT ABOUT BERNIE’S STRONG LEAD NOT JUST IN THE MONEY BUT ALSO THE JUST IN THE MONEY BUT ALSO THE POLLS. POLLS.>>TWO THINGS.>>TWO THINGS. I THINK TRUMP HAS SLIGHTLY MORE I THINK TRUMP HAS SLIGHTLY MORE OF A MESSAGE THAN YOU’RE OF A MESSAGE THAN YOU’RE SUGGESTING, BECAUSE OF THE TAX SUGGESTING, BECAUSE OF THE TAX CUTS, BECAUSE HE’S WOUND DOWN CUTS, BECAUSE HE’S WOUND DOWN AMERICA’S INVOLVEMENT IN FOREIGN AMERICA’S INVOLVEMENT IN FOREIGN WARS WARS I THINK THAT WILL PLAY I THINK THAT WILL PLAY I THINK THE DEMOCRATS MADE THIS, I THINK THE DEMOCRATS MADE THIS, TO SOME EXTENT, A VOTE ABOUT TO SOME EXTENT, A VOTE ABOUT THEIR OWN FITNESS. THEIR OWN FITNESS. ISSUES ABOUT SOCIALISM ISSUES ABOUT SOCIALISM ISSUES ABOUT TAKING AWAY PRIVATE ISSUES ABOUT TAKING AWAY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE FROM 175 HEALTH INSURANCE FROM 175 MILLION AMERICANS. MILLION AMERICANS. I THINK, YOU KNOW, IF THIS IS A I THINK, YOU KNOW, IF THIS IS A VOTE ABOUT TRUMP’S FITNESS, IT VOTE ABOUT TRUMP’S FITNESS, IT IS ONE THING IS ONE THING IF IT IS A VOTE ABOUT DEMOCRATIC IF IT IS A VOTE ABOUT DEMOCRATIC FITNESS, IT IS SOMETHING VERY FITNESS, IT IS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT. SO FAR, THE DEMOCRATS AREN’T SO FAR, THE DEMOCRATS AREN’T DOING AS WELL AS THEY SHOULD. DOING AS WELL AS THEY SHOULD.>>ONE THING, YOU CAN LOOK AT>>ONE THING, YOU CAN LOOK AT THIS CHART, BOTH CHARTS, AND YOU THIS CHART, BOTH CHARTS, AND YOU CAN SORT OF WHITTLE THE FIELD CAN SORT OF WHITTLE THE FIELD RIGHT THERE, PROJECTING FORWARD. RIGHT THERE, PROJECTING FORWARD.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>IN LESS THAN A YEAR, THERE’S>>IN LESS THAN A YEAR, THERE’S GOING TO BE TWO PRIMARIES ALMOST GOING TO BE TWO PRIMARIES ALMOST BACK TO BACK, TEXAS AND BACK TO BACK, TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA YOU’LL NEED ENOUGH MONEY BY THE YOU’LL NEED ENOUGH MONEY BY THE END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR TO END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR TO PARTICIPATE IN BOTH STATES PARTICIPATE IN BOTH STATES YOU’LL HAVE TO GO UP. YOU’LL HAVE TO GO UP.>>MAYOR PETE’S EARN RATE IS>>MAYOR PETE’S EARN RATE IS IMPRESSIVE, LIKE 10% IMPRESSIVE, LIKE 10% THANK YOU. THANK YOU.>>>AHEAD, BERNIE SANDERS>>>AHEAD, BERNIE SANDERS REACHES OUT TO FOX NEWS VIEWERS. REACHES OUT TO FOX NEWS VIEWERS. PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN’T SEEM PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN’T SEEM HAPPY ABOUT IT HAPPY ABOUT IT HE NEEDS TO CALL HIS NETWORK HE NEEDS TO CALL HIS NETWORK STEVE KORNACKI AND JOHN HALLMAN STEVE KORNACKI AND JOHN HALLMAN WILL JOIN THE TABLE. WILL JOIN THE TABLE.>>>PLUS, WE’RE JOINED BY FORMER>>>PLUS, WE’RE JOINED BY FORMER CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN. CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN. WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE MUELLER REPORT, WHICH SHOULD BE MUELLER REPORT, WHICH SHOULD BE OUT TOMORROW IN A REDACTED FORM. OUT TOMORROW IN A REDACTED FORM. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH OF THE WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH OF THE REPORT WE’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO

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    Keep on digging, Mika.๐Ÿ‘.
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Patience democrats, patience.๐Ÿ‘.

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    https://www.nasdaq.com/article/all-the-countries-that-have-universal-healthcare-cm757323 Even a "3rd-World" country like THAILAND has Universal Health Care. https://www.theguardian.com/health-revolution/2016/may/24/thailand-universal-healthcare-ucs-patients-government-political
    Moreover, according to the US National Library of Medicine, Thailand is the #1 destination for medical tourists.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3883860/

    Tax rates of the Mid-20th Century.
    https://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/24489
    "In 1944-45, 'the most progressive tax years in U.S. history,' the 94%rate applied to any income above $200,000 ($2.4 million in 2009 dollars, given inflation)."

    Those federal income taxโ€™s top rates coming out of World War II, which Eisenhower left in place into the 1960s resulted in, arguably, the most prosperous time in U.S. history. Often referred to as, "The Greatest Generation."

  • BERNIE SANDERS is the MAN!!!! GIVE it up you establishment goons, stop making excuses for the other WANNA-BE candidates. It's only BERNIE SANDERS, LIZ WARREN, & KAMALA HARRIS. The REST can GO HOME

  • Fundraising results definitely show that the rich "like the status quo" because Trump is making "Rich Americans Greater." It's okay with them even if this nation goes over $22 Trillion in debt because they won't pay for it. Remember they're getting tax cuts. 34 million rich Americans equal to the top 1%. 140 million Americans equal to 80% poor or low income. THE GILDED AGE HAS RETURNED. Fundraising charts show that Trump is way out in front of the Democrat candidates. Why? Because he has all the "Super packs" donations. But small donations for Sanders, and mostly for Warren are putting both of them in the top spots for the Democrats. If the people in this nation want four more years of "making the rich, richer" or the low-income getting dumped back into the Gilded Age again, we have to overwhelmingly contribute to the Democrat candidates leading the "small donation groups." Voting has to be taken more seriously than ever before. If 140 MILLION Americans gave $8.00 towards Warren or Sanders campaign, there would definitely be a Democratic White House. It means this nation's FUTURE. The other point to be made is that lobbyists, super packs would be OUT OF A JOB. This nation would be taken back by all the people. End of story.

  • Papa Bernie, Andrew Yang, and Tulsi Gabbard connects with the voters on a personal level. While the neoliberal warmonger Wall Street corporate Democrat candidates like pedophile joe Biden and Beto talks down to voters is such a patronizing manner with empty platitudes and no substance.

  • What MSNBC???? Andrew Yang is at 81 percent of donors under $200 (the criteria set for the second chart that you showed) which puts him in a clear second place right behind Bernie Sanders and only by 3 percentage points. But you don't even have him on the chart at all? I would like an explanation here… I just looked at the poll again and verified for myself… All of the data you report on this chart is exactly the same but you completely exclude Andrew Yang… Even though he is in 2nd place???!!!??? Explain yourselves please or you are FAKE NEWS!

  • Where is Andrew Yang in your picture lineup of 2020 Democratic contenders? You have several candidates listed that are pulling at 1% Andrew Yang is pulling at 3% and in the middle of the pack but you don't even put him on there. Instead, you have listed all of the people that are pulling at 1% and 0%? MSNBC, we are much more informed this time there's too much information out there and you are not going to be able to skew this election at all. We need to hear from you with an explanation for this or everyone in this comments section will know you are FAKE NEWS!

  • I'm looking forward to participating in anarchy and shutting the country down if this socialist piece of crap wins…he won't….but I can still dream the dream of millions !!!!!! The dems think they had a "Resist" movement….watch what we have in store!

  • It's early in the process so you should cover all the candidates. Just talking about those with the most money perpetuates the focus on dollars rather than issues. Let's hear what each candidate has to say and see who has the best ideas. The money will follow.

  • If the amount of money raised by candidates is the most important issue in your political system, your political system is a complete and total farce.

  • Yang is spending his campaign money on You Tube trolls? After reading their whiny little comments, I am turned off on the guy. Go away, you little pests.

  • They purposefully left off Tulsi who raised around same amount as Klobuchar. MSNBC funded by military industrial complex has purposefully been ignoring her despite her good chances of winning. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2020-fundraising/

  • Disliked the video, and unsubscribed, because MSNBC is leaving out Andrew Yang who is in 2nd place… polling 3%, and doing better than most of the establishment dems on this list. Extremely misleading, no wonder people are calling you Fake News!

  • But they don't tell you the amount of DONORS! That is what really tells you how much support a candidate has. Not the amount of donations!

  • Come on, Sen. Warren! She is the best candidate for everyday American citizens. No one has as much substance in their policy, nor even the quantity of Elizabeth Warren. It would be in all of our best interest to vote for her.

  • Warren needs to pull out. Shes only going to pull votes from Bernie, and Bernie is so much more popular….why is she trying to make sure he doesnt win? Their views are so similar…

  • Our country NEEDS Sanders in there so badly….the swing that is going to be is gonna be incredible…we'll be going from the worst guy's policies to the best guys!

  • Donations less than $200 doesnt exclude donors who donate multiple times.
    Beta is known to break up large donations and aggregate them into multiple small donations.

  • where is Andrew yang??? MSNBC youfreaking fake news~~~~ andrew yang got most of small donations, and he is not even on the list WTF MSNBC?

  • Bernie is getting my dollars, O' Rourke is the pretty boy candidate who the big donors like and most likely to keep the status quo for corporate dems.

  • Man MSNBC is really trying to push Mayor Pete. Bernie is clearly who the country wants. The more mainstream media resist, the clearer the picture becomes, which will push more people to donate to Bernie.

  • https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.axios.com/2020-presidential-election-campaign-fundraising-tracker-e37049f7-f596-40d5-a7d2-bff3d3940d86.html MSNBC sure made that effort to not mention A. Yang.

  • Bernie Sanders pays 13% in taxes – Donald Trump pays 25% in tax – who cares most about the US economy?

    Someone who knows better – without lying …

  • Unfortunately money is politics in America. What I find interesting is that MSNBC has such a hard time acknowledging that Sanders is the front runner that they throw their support behind every other candidate who leans to the center. You could see it in their support of Harris, Beto, and now Mayor Pete. What will be interesting to see is if Bernie wins, and so far he has my vote above the others, how will Pelosi and Schumer support him. Pelosi in particular looks like she's grinding her teeth everytime progressive ideas get mentioned in the house. I'm sure she is in the camp that Bernie is not a democrat. Perhaps in her opinion, a democrat, is a person who leans towards republican ideals.

  • Bernie is the most consistently straightforward and honest politician whose videos and votes speak for themselves

  • Maybe you all should stop lamenting over Bernie and accept that he/ his policies clearly resonate with the American people. ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ We want change- real change- that has an impact on our lives, not the arbitrary numbers our economic health is currently judged by. We are sick to death of being placated with promises of gradualism, of being told to keep waiting. Until when? Until it's too late for the people fighting today; until our children are grown and have entered adulthood; until our grandchildren carry the torch?

    E. Warren is a close #2 IMO, far ahead of other candidates, and was originally my first choice. Unfortunately, we don't have ranked choice voting. Though, imagine what Bernie and Elizabeth could accomplish for the American people as a team. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Warren dropped to #2 when she caved under pressure on Medicare for ALL. We don't need a "buy-in" passed off as "MFA". That's "Medicare for 'Some'", maybe even "Most", but for this..? Almost doesn't count. If it's for some or most during a campaign, what will it be widdled to after negotiations??

    We have an opioid crisis that needs to be addressed — years ago. We don't have the luxury of time or taking steps backwards. We have people who forego necessary medical care and/or medications, because they still can't afford it. We have an insane number of people going into debt, unable to purchase homes or reliable vehicles due to the effect of medical bills on their credit. Not to mention, student loan debt…

    Shockingly, Mayor Pete doesn't seem to understand that many people with student loan debt also didn't graduate. Turns out, many who do attend also end up unable to afford the opportunity cost of college. Therefore, they don't leave with a diploma/ degree [+ higher wage]; but they DO leave with SLD. In turn, that can actually prevents them from returning to finish! Who knew? #sarcasm

    We're in a mess as a country right now. I implore you, MSNBC, learn from 2016. Knock off the Anti-Bernie narrative now; it didn't turn out well last time, Russian interference or not. Obama's very successful 2008 campaign- as the perceived- underdog was run on the hope of substantial change. It didn't turn out that way, unfortunately, despite the fact that I think he did quite a lot given the truly "unprecedented obstruction" he faced. But we are more than ready to fight for that change now.

  • Don't you just find this system of if you get more money your somehow better than your opponent sick. Small donors is OK but these super pacs is just pure and simple corruption…

  • A room full of millionaire buffoons! We need competition for cable news and I'm not talking about millionaires from CNN or whatever they have over there at Fox

  • Wow MSNBC, you conveniently omitted Andrew Yang from your doctored small donor graph. Look up the actually chart Yang is higher than Warren with 81% of small donor contributions. Love the honesty MSNBC.

  • Kamala Harris is taking money from corporations. Another corporate Democrat. Do you really think she'll do anything for the people?

  • A gaggle of Democrat screwballs. Only ones screwier are the ones donating hard earned money to a losing cause. Oh, and the MSNBC morons can be lumped in with them too. God help us all.

  • MSNBC is the establishment media. Fake news. Trying to push Harris and Now Warren. Don't forget they are all feeding on Bernie's political program. Sanders has more donors about 2 million. Warren has 345k. But lets talk about warren. Where is uncle Joe?

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