NBC News analyst Jonathan Allen has declared Donald Trump the winner of the first Democratic debate!
Allen wrote, “the Democrats seemed more focused on positioning themselves furthest to the left to win over primary voters, rather than appealing to the swing voters that decided the 2016 election. For long stretches, it seemed, they completely forgot about the man who has been at the center of pretty much every discussion among Democrats for the last two-plus years — the man they’re competing to take on next year. The obvious reason: The motivation to beat each other was, on this night, more urgent than defeating Trump — a life-or-death moment for some of their campaigns. Trump was the chief beneficiary of that dynamic.”
Allen went on to explain that, “Even though he is a uniquely antagonizing and energizing force for Democratic voters,” the President emerged “largely unscathed,” despite a few mentions from candidates such…
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