BET founder Robert Johnson is not convinced any of the Democratic candidates seeking to face President Trump in 2020 has a shot at winning the White House.
Johnson, America’s first black billionaire and a lifelong Democrat, told CNBC that the Trump economy is strong and he has an ability “to dominate the news cycle” that makes it hard for his Democratic challengers to focus on substance.
“If you take a snapshot today, I don’t think that group is capable of beating Donald Trump despite what the polls say,” Johnson said.
“I do not see anybody in the Democratic primary race today that is enough in the center where I believe most of the voters are, and I particularly think where most of the African American voters are,” he added.
Despite his criticism of the Democratic field, Johnson said he does not plan on voting for Trump in the 2020 election.
“It means that I’m going to speak my mind, speak in an independent way based on the facts and not try to get caught up in the politics,” he said.