Top Obama Aide Tells Liberals To Sabotage Trump’s Election Chances

Top Obama aide tells liberals to sabotage Trump's election chances

FILE - President Barack Obama laughs with Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington where Obama presented Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

According to former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, if liberal voters decide to support Nikki Haley during the GOP primary elections, they could potentially hinder the chances of former President Donald Trump winning in November.

While some voters may find the idea of intentionally voting for Haley distasteful, Plouffe suggested that for those “up for it,” casting a strategic vote could be a good move. He believes that a primary win for Haley in New Hampshire, or at least a transition to a two-person race, could take advantage of the “healthy number of Republicans” who are open to an alternative to Trump.

Plouffe argued that if Haley can win the primary in New Hampshire “or at least get it down to a two-person race,” then she can take advantage of the “healthy number of Republicans” who are “open to an alternative” despite Trump being the “dominant favorite.”

“So I think, for liberals, or Democrats, or independents who might not ever support Nikki Haley to be the president, to cast a strategic or tactical vote to me makes a lot of sense,” he said on MSNBC.

“I don’t know if it will stop Trump,” he added, “but it could help extend the primary.”

Despite Trump being the clear favorite among Republican voters, Plouffe argued that if Haley were to secure the nomination, she could potentially appeal to a larger voter base by being seen as a more moderate alternative to Trump.