Sharpton and Wallace move on: It happened on yesterday's Deadline: White House.
The gang had tired of saying that Washington lawyer John Dowd sounds just like a mobster. Instead, they were talking about Biden's current strong polling numbers when paired against Donald J. Trump.
Donny Deutsch said Biden was looking strong against Trump with almost every demographic. Then, he issued an unpleasant warning—a warning he has issued in the past:
DEUTSCH (6/11/19): So you know, every number is pointing [in a good direction for Biden against Trump]. But once again, it's early. And Trump is not beyond starting a war. I mean, you have to really throw everything—"No, I totally agree he's not above starting a war," Al Sharpton said. Sharpton proceeded to change the subject, and Wallace then went to a break.
[INTERRUPTED BY LAUGHTER]
DEUTSCH: No, guys—
A. B. STODDARD: I thought [INAUDIBLE] infrastructure week!
DEUTSCH: No, you guys, you have to understand. This is not real to him. So this is not the normal chain of events. So buckle up. Whatever you think is possible is possible.
(After the break, we were going to hear from "the brilliant, compelling Joyce Vance," Wallace happily said.)
Deutsch has known Trump for decades. He was saying that Donald J. Trump will start a war to change the dynamic if his polling numbers are looking bad next year.
For ourselves, we happen to have a group of future sources who tell us that, from their point of view, that war has already occurred. So there's also that.
Would Donald J. Trump start a war to rally support to his side during the next election? In some sort of crazy attempt to declare martial law? This is another way of asking about his mental health.
The pundits you see on your TV machine aren't allowed to discuss such topics. Instead, they're required to play their cable news Groundhog Day games.
They're required to act shocked, just shocked, over and over again, each day, venting about the craziest thing Trump has recently said. And who knows? This may be all for the best!
For the record, we're not saying our future sources are right about Mister Trump's War. We're merely trying to help you see the way these discussions are structured.
Deutsch said Trump would start a war; Reverend Sharpton quickly agreed. The discussion among the favorites and friends came to an end right there. After a break, we were going to hear the latest from another reliable friend.
("This is the way the species was wired," future anthropologists have told us.)
To watch this exchange: To watch this exchange, click here, move to the 32-minute mark.
Another trademark line: "I could talk to these friends forever, but we're out of time." So said Wallace as she signed off. We hadn't realized that this is becoming another standard line.
It would be hard to talk down to an audience more. The program is very popular.