BET Founder Bob Johnson Says the 2020 Election is Trump’s to Lose (VIDEO)
BET founder Bob Johnson told CNBC’s Squawk Box that the 2020 election is Trump’s to lose.
Trump has welcomed Bob Johnson into the White House and CNBC says because of this Johnson has become a Trump supporter.
“I think the president has always been in a position where it’s his to lose based on his bringing a sort of disruptive force into what would be called political norms,” Johnson, who founded cable network BET and RLJ Companies business network, told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble.
He explained that Trump “brings his style” to the way he handles issues such as in foreign policy or immigration. That’s something that the president’s supporters like and the reason why they voted for him and will do so again next year, added Johnson.
Trump’s ability to “dominate the news cycle” also puts him above his challengers, according to Johnson. He explained that Democrats often gets caught up and agitated over what Trump says, and then lose focus on substance. In addition, he said none of the Democratic presidential candidates appear to be “enough in the center” where most voters are, particularly African-American voters.