Tim Scott: 2020 Dems are in trouble if they do not take on Bernie

BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT HE IS TRYING TO PROJECT THE IMAGE IS TRYING TO PROJECT THE IMAGE OF BEING ON TOP OF IT OF BEING ON TOP OF IT

>> Sandra: LET’S BRING IN >> Sandra: LET’S BRING IN SENATOR TIM SCOTT WITH US SENATOR TIM SCOTT WITH US JOE BIDEN MAKING A LAST-MINUTE JOE BIDEN MAKING A LAST-MINUTE PUSH IN SOUTH CAROLINA AHEAD OF PUSH IN SOUTH CAROLINA AHEAD OF SATURDAY’S PRIMARY SATURDAY’S PRIMARY THE SENATOR JOINS US NOW

THE SENATOR JOINS US NOW GOOD MORNING TO YOU GOOD MORNING TO YOU THANK YOU FOR JUMPING ON WITH THANK YOU FOR JUMPING ON WITH US HERE US HERE

A LOT OF BREAKING NEWS THIS A LOT OF BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING MORNING WE HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT WE HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT THIS MORNING AND HE TOOK SHOTS THIS MORNING AND HE TOOK SHOTS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AT THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES YOUR THOUGHTS AS WE HEAD INTO YOUR THOUGHTS AS WE HEAD INTO ANOTHER BIG DEBATE

ANOTHER BIG DEBATE WHOSE MAKE OR BREAK MOMENT THIS? WHOSE MAKE OR BREAK MOMENT THIS? >> THE ENTIRE FIELD’S MAKE OR >> THE ENTIRE FIELD’S MAKE OR BREAK MOMENT BREAK MOMENT IF THEY DON’T TAKE ON BERNIE IF THEY DON’T TAKE ON BERNIE SANDERS THEY’RE ALL IN TROUBLE SANDERS THEY’RE ALL IN TROUBLE IF THEY WILL WIN THE NOMINATION IF THEY WILL WIN THE NOMINATION

IF YOU THINK ABOUT NOT ONLY IF YOU THINK ABOUT NOT ONLY THIS SATURDAY BUT GO TO SUPER THIS SATURDAY BUT GO TO SUPER TUESDAY WHERE TEXAS AND TUESDAY WHERE TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA REPRESENT ABOUT A CALIFORNIA REPRESENT ABOUT A THIRD OF WHAT BERNIE WOULD NEED THIRD OF WHAT BERNIE WOULD NEED IN ORDER TO BECOME THE NOMINEE IN ORDER TO BECOME THE NOMINEE HE HAS THE MOMENTUM COMING OUT HE HAS THE MOMENTUM COMING OUT OF SOUTH CAROLINA OF SOUTH CAROLINA MY DEFINITION OF MOMENTUM

MY DEFINITION OF MOMENTUM IF JOE BIDEN DOESN’T WIN BY IF JOE BIDEN DOESN’T WIN BY DOUBLE DIGITS DOUBLE DIGITS IT’S A LOSS FOR HIM AND PERHAPS IT’S A LOSS FOR HIM AND PERHAPS THE END OF HIS CAMPAIGN THE END OF HIS CAMPAIGN

FOR BERNIE, YOU THINK ABOUT FOR BERNIE, YOU THINK ABOUT THIS THIS THREE WEEKS AGO BIDEN HAD A THREE WEEKS AGO BIDEN HAD A 30-POINT LEAD IN SOUTH CAROLINA 30-POINT LEAD IN SOUTH CAROLINA BERNIE’S NUMBERS WITHIN THE BERNIE’S NUMBERS WITHIN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN OF SOUTH AFRICAN-AMERICAN OF SOUTH CAROLINA ARE UP CLOSE TO 50% CAROLINA ARE UP CLOSE TO 50% FROM 2016

FROM 2016 IF THAT MOMENTUM CONTINUES, IF THAT MOMENTUM CONTINUES, KATIE BAR THE DOOR KATIE BAR THE DOOR THIS IS GOING TO BE A THIS IS GOING TO BE A CONSEQUENTIAL DEBATE TONIGHT CONSEQUENTIAL DEBATE TONIGHT THAT WILL FORESHADOW WHAT THAT WILL FORESHADOW WHAT HAPPENS ON SATURDAY AND LEADS HAPPENS ON SATURDAY AND LEADS INTO SUPER TUESDAY INTO SUPER TUESDAY

THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD, THEY’RE THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD, THEY’RE IN TROUBLE IN TROUBLE >> Sandra: A LOT OF YOUR >> Sandra: A LOT OF YOUR COLLEAGUES ABOUT WHAT A BERNIE COLLEAGUES ABOUT WHAT A BERNIE SANDERS WIN WOULD POTENTIALLY SANDERS WIN WOULD POTENTIALLY MEAN DOWN BALLOT MEAN DOWN BALLOT WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR PARTY IF BERNIE SANDERS BECOME PARTY IF BERNIE SANDERS BECOME BECOMES THE NOMINEE? BECOMES THE NOMINEE? >> THE CLEAREST DELINEATION >> THE CLEAREST DELINEATION BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES IN 50 BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES IN 50 YEARS

YEARS PRESIDENT TRUMP LEADING THE PRESIDENT TRUMP LEADING THE STRONGEST ECONOMIC RECOVERY STRONGEST ECONOMIC RECOVERY THE GREAT COMEBACK THE NATION THE GREAT COMEBACK THE NATION HAS SEEN IN 50 YEARS VERSUS HAS SEEN IN 50 YEARS VERSUS SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO NOT SPEND SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO NOT SPEND $50 TRILLION BUT $70 TRILLION $50 TRILLION BUT $70 TRILLION ON PROGRAMS THAT ARE TODAY ON PROGRAMS THAT ARE TODAY UNPROVEN INCLUDING HIS UNPROVEN INCLUDING HIS HEALTHCARE, MEDICARE FOR ALL HEALTHCARE, MEDICARE FOR ALL

WHAT DOES IT SAY TO THE SENIORS WHAT DOES IT SAY TO THE SENIORS WHO HAVE BEEN CONTRIBUTING FOR WHO HAVE BEEN CONTRIBUTING FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND PERHAPS YEARS AND YEARS AND PERHAPS DECADES TOWARD THIS EVENT WALT DECADES TOWARD THIS EVENT WALT OF HAVING THEIR HEALTHCARE OF HAVING THEIR HEALTHCARE TAKEN CARE OF? TAKEN CARE OF? NOW WE THROW IN AN AMOUNT OF NOW WE THROW IN AN AMOUNT OF MONEY, $50 TRILLION MONEY, $50 TRILLION TOUGH TIMES TOUGH TIMES >> Sandra: WE’LL SEE HOW IT IS >> Sandra: WE’LL SEE HOW IT IS HASHED OUT ON THE DEBATE STAGE

HASHED OUT ON THE DEBATE STAGE THE LATEST NBC NEWS POLL FOR THE LATEST NBC NEWS POLL FOR SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA IMPORTANT TO NOTE THIS POLL WAS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THIS POLL WAS TAKEN BEFORE THE NEVADA RESULTS TAKEN BEFORE THE NEVADA RESULTS WERE IN WERE IN

JOE BIDEN LEADING 27%, BERNIE JOE BIDEN LEADING 27%, BERNIE SANDERS WITHIN THE MARGIN OF SANDERS WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR AT 23% ERROR AT 23% TOM STEYER STILL IN DOUBLE TOM STEYER STILL IN DOUBLE DIGIT DIGIT PETE BUTTIGIEG FALLS TO 9 AND PETE BUTTIGIEG FALLS TO 9 AND WARREN 8

WARREN 8 THE HEADLINE THIS MORNING THE HEADLINE THIS MORNING TONIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, TONIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, EVERYONE VERSUS BERNIE SANDERS EVERYONE VERSUS BERNIE SANDERS

TONIGHT’S SOUTH CAROLINA DEBATE TONIGHT’S SOUTH CAROLINA DEBATE IS WHO CAN SLOW THE MOMENTUM IN IS WHO CAN SLOW THE MOMENTUM IN SATURDAY’S PRIMARY AND NEXT SATURDAY’S PRIMARY AND NEXT WEEK AN SUPER TUESDAY WEEK AN SUPER TUESDAY THE ANTI-SANDERS LANE IS A THE ANTI-SANDERS LANE IS A TRAFFIC JAM OF MORE MODERATE TRAFFIC JAM OF MORE MODERATE CANDIDATES CANDIDATES YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT, SENATOR

YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT, SENATOR >> NO DOUBT IF YOU LOOK AT THE >> NO DOUBT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TOM NUMBERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TOM STEYER, AS WELL AS JOE BIDEN STEYER, AS WELL AS JOE BIDEN SPLITTING THE CENTRIST VOTE SPLITTING THE CENTRIST VOTE THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE MOST IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE MOST CONSERVATIVE PART OF THE CONSERVATIVE PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONSTRUCT DEMOCRATIC CONSTRUCT

IT MEANS THEY’RE SPLITTING IT MEANS THEY’RE SPLITTING THEIR VOTES AND THAT GIVES THEIR VOTES AND THAT GIVES HEADWAY AND FRANKLY A PATHWAY HEADWAY AND FRANKLY A PATHWAY TO VICTORY FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO VICTORY FOR BERNIE SANDERS MY PREDICTION IS THE RACE IS A MY PREDICTION IS THE RACE IS A LOT CLOSER THAN MOST OF US LOT CLOSER THAN MOST OF US REALIZE AND THAT’S WHY YOU ARE REALIZE AND THAT’S WHY YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE THE STARTING TO SEE THE ENDORSEMENTS FROM PROMINENT ENDORSEMENTS FROM PROMINENT DEMOCRATS TRYING TO SHUT THE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO SHUT THE DOOR FOR BERNIE SANDERS DOOR FOR BERNIE SANDERS THEY’RE AFRAID OF HIS WING THEY’RE AFRAID OF HIS WING TAKING OVER THE PARTY

TAKING OVER THE PARTY ACCORDING TO THE EXIT RESULTS ACCORDING TO THE EXIT RESULTS IN NEVADA AND POLLING FOR SUPER IN NEVADA AND POLLING FOR SUPER TUESDAY, IT REFLECTS THAT TUESDAY, IT REFLECTS THAT BERNIE SANDERS’ MOMENTUM WILL BERNIE SANDERS’ MOMENTUM WILL NOT BE STOPPED IN SOUTH NOT BE STOPPED IN SOUTH CAROLINA CAROLINA SO I EXPECT ON SATURDAY THE SO I EXPECT ON SATURDAY THE RESULTS TO PROVE THAT OUT RESULTS TO PROVE THAT OUT

THAT BERNIE SANDERS MOVEMENT IS THAT BERNIE SANDERS MOVEMENT IS REAL NATIONWIDE AND EVEN IN MY REAL NATIONWIDE AND EVEN IN MY HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA >> Sandra: WE’LL FINISH UP ON >> Sandra: WE’LL FINISH UP ON MIKE BLOOMBERG MIKE BLOOMBERG "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ON HIM "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ON HIM THIS MORNING

THIS MORNING WHILE SANDERS IS POISED TO WHILE SANDERS IS POISED TO BREAK AWAY BY MATCHING BREAK AWAY BY MATCHING DELEGATES ACROSS MANY STATES DELEGATES ACROSS MANY STATES MR BLOOMBERG AND LIMITLESS MR BLOOMBERG AND LIMITLESS SPENDING REMAIN AN OBSTACLE TO SPENDING REMAIN AN OBSTACLE TO OTHER CANDIDATES IN PARTICULAR OTHER CANDIDATES IN PARTICULAR MR BIDEN

MR BIDEN IT COULD MAKE MR BLOOMBERG A IT COULD MAKE MR BLOOMBERG A BIG TARGET AGAIN

BIG TARGET AGAIN WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM MIKE WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM MIKE BLOOMBERG AS HIS SPOKESPERSON BLOOMBERG AS HIS SPOKESPERSON TOLD US ON THIS PROGRAM TOLD US ON THIS PROGRAM YESTERDAY HE WILL CHANGE HIS YESTERDAY HE WILL CHANGE HIS TACTICS AND PREPARE A BIT TACTICS AND PREPARE A BIT DIFFERENTLY FOR THE DEBATE DIFFERENTLY FOR THE DEBATE >> I THINK IF HE PREPARES AT >> I THINK IF HE PREPARES AT ALL HE WOULD HAVE CHANGE HAD ALL HE WOULD HAVE CHANGE HAD THE TACTICS THE TACTICS

TWO TWO I WOULD SUGGEST HE CANCEL HIS I WOULD SUGGEST HE CANCEL HIS TOWN HALL LAST NIGHT WHICH TOWN HALL LAST NIGHT WHICH DOESN’T BODE WELL FOR TONIGHT’S DOESN’T BODE WELL FOR TONIGHT’S DEBATE PERFORMANCE DEBATE PERFORMANCE THINK OF WARREN’S ATTACK ON HIM THINK OF WARREN’S ATTACK ON HIM DUNG THE LAST DEBATE

DUNG THE LAST DEBATE MORE COMING MORE COMING SOMEONE HAS TO BECOME A SOMEONE HAS TO BECOME A ALTERNATIVE TO BERNIE SANDERS ALTERNATIVE TO BERNIE SANDERS

EVERYONE ON THE STAGE EXCEPT EVERYONE ON THE STAGE EXCEPT FOR BERNIE IS VYING FOR THAT FOR BERNIE IS VYING FOR THAT POSITION POSITION MORE THAN SIMPLY ATTACKING MORE THAN SIMPLY ATTACKING BERNIE SANDERS, THEY WILL HAVE BERNIE SANDERS, THEY WILL HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THEMSELVES THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE THEMSELVES THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO BERNIE SANDERS TO BERNIE SANDERS THAT’S A TALL ORDER FOR ALL THE THAT’S A TALL ORDER FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES ON THE STAGE

CANDIDATES ON THE STAGE >> Sandra: SENATOR TIM SCOTT

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