Cenk Uygur: We’re going to shred the Democratic establishment
By HADAS GOLD 11/09/16 07:20 AM EST
The founder and host of ‘The Young Turks,’ Cenk Uyger, predicted Trump would win. But he says Tuesday’s result gives him “no joy.”
“We just elected a madman, an incompetent monster as president of the United States,” Uygur said early Wednesday morning after wrapping up his election night broadcast. “I did see this coming but it gives me no joy. The reason I kept telling the Democratic party that there was an iceberg ahead is not that I wanted to hit it is i wanted to avoid it.”
Uygur was an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter, though he ultimately voted for Hillary Clinton.
“Here’s who 100% responsible: the losers at the DNC and Hillary Clinton and her entire staff, that’s who is responsible,” Uygur said. “We were right and they were wrong. We said pick Bernie Sanders who had a lead over Trump, but in their incompetence and corruption they said no, we all want to have jobs and Hillary will give us a job even though she’s demonstrably the worst candidate according to the polling.”
Uygur said he’s “expecting an apology” come Wednesday morning from the DNC, and said Clinton’s loss can’t be blamed on him.
“No one attacked Trump better than I did. I did 100 segments called ‘Loser Donald” in the 100 days leading up to the election. 100 videos that amassed 20 million views,” he said.
Uygur said the Democratic establishment, in a way like the Republican establishment needs to go down. “We are going to shred the Democratic establishment. We are going to attack it at its core. Because if they do one more election like this where they support corporatist politicians…. they will destroy this country and we’re not going to let them do it. We’re going to take over the Democratic party,” Uygur said. “They’ve endangered the entire world with their incompetence.”
Journalists are now terrified, Uygur said, and “afraid of their own shadow.” But they should “challenge power.” “Media should do their jobs which is what I’m going to do,” he said. “You challenge power. You’re not supposed to be compliant. It’s our jobs to be the watchdogs.”