David Axelrod, a former senior advisor to Barack Obama, has issued a warning to his fellow Democrats regarding their efforts to manipulate the 2024 presidential election.
Speaking during an interview with CNN’s “OutFront” host Erin Burnett, Axelrod, who served as then-President Obama’s senior advisor from 2009-2011, warned that those efforts would backfire and end up tearing the country apart.
“I have very, very strong reservations about all of this,” Axelrod told CNN’s OutFront host Erin Burnett.
“I do think it would rip the country apart if he were actually prevented from running because tens of millions of people want to vote for him.”
“I think if you’re going to beat Donald Trump, you’re going to probably have to do it at the polls,” he continued.
Axelrod went on to explain how the Democrats’ lawfare strategy is playing into Trump’s hands.
He noted that part of Trump’s platform rests on exposing the corrupt bureaucracy that’s weaponizing government power to target him, his supporters, and the rest of the American people.
“A lot of the motivation for [Trump’s] candidacy was as a legal defense strategy,” Axelrod said.
“He wanted to set up a construct…which says that they’re coming after him because he’s running for president and they’re trying to prevent him from being president.”
Axelrod further lamented that the Democrats’ political “experiment” of repeatedly indicting Trump ahead of the election has only fueled his momentum.
“We’ve run this experiment, he’s only gained since he started getting indicted,” Axelrod noted.
“What you thought might be kryptonite for him has turned out to be battery packs, and this is a big one for him.”
“All of this is strengthening him in the Republican primary,” he added.
This comes after Maine’s Democrat Secretary of State Shenna Bellows unilaterally removed Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot
In justifying her unprecedented undemocratic action, Bellows cited news reports and YouTube clips as a basis for her decision.
Even CNN ridiculed Bellows’ so-called justification.
Bellows’ action comes on the heels of the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that Trump was barred from appearing on the state’s 2024 ballot.
The High Court’s Democrat justices falsely claimed that Trump “incited an insurrection” on January 6, 2021.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to weigh in on that ruling as Democrats in California, New York, and other blue states also prepare to boot Trump from their state ballots.
The anti-Trump Democrats are all using the 14th Amendment insurrection argument.
Axelrod said he “expects” the Supreme Court “will leave him on the ballot.”
Trump has since been placed back on the Colorado ballot pending the Supreme Court review.