Seth Moulton: "Trump Is Going To Be Harder To Beat Than Many Democrats Like To Believe"


Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, a Democratic presidential candidate, told ABC's Martha Raddatz on Sunday's edition of "This Week" that President Trump will not be as easily beaten as many Democrats believe.

RADDATZ: Moulton didn't have the chance to make his pitch to voters on the debate stage last month, and he's unlikely to qualify for the second debate either. But he did have this advice for his fellow candidates.

MOULTON: I do think that Trump is going to be harder to beat than many Democrats like to believe. And if we spend all our time rehashing votes from 40 years ago in congress, rather than putting forward a positive vision for America, with realistic plans for how we can achieve all of our goals, then I think it's going to be real tough election for us. And that's why I'm running a campaign based on service, by on reclaiming patriotism from the right-wing politicians who think that they own it, on what it means from the Democratic perspective -- keep America strong and safe.

RADDATZ: And while it's not reflected in many polls yet, Moulton believes his message is resonating with voters, and he's not ready to give up the fight.

MOULTON: People are excited to hear a different perspective, and a different view of how we can build the coalition that we need to beat Donald Trump and bring the country together to actually accomplish the things that we'd like to do, not just in 2020 with winning, but in 2021 with leading the country.

RADDATZ: So you're staying in.

MOULTON: Absolutely. But I've been in tough fights before, so I'm going to keep going.

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