The Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas was watched by 19.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen, making it the most watched debate in the history of the Democratic presidential primary. This should come as good news to President Trump who, as Tom Steyer declared, was the real winner of Wednesday night's debate.
The six candidates that participated -- Sens. Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren, former vice president Joe Biden, former mayor Pete Buttigieg and billionaire Mike Bloomberg -- savagely ripped each other apart on stage. Elizabeth Warren appeared to draw the most blood, and the blood was mostly Michael Bloomberg's. All the candidates took turns savaging the former New York City mayor over his personal fortune, stop-and-frisk crime policy, various things the candidate has said in the past and the non-disclosure-agreements that Bloomberg has between an untold number of women. To his credit, the media mogul got a couple of good hits in, like when he compared Bernie Sanders' ideas to communism and pointed out that the socialist from Vermont owns three houses.
At one point Bloomberg said, "I can't think of a way that would make it easier for Donald Trump to get re-elected than to listening to this conversation." Fellow billionaire and Democratic presidential contender Tom Steyer, who failed to qualify for Wednesday's debate, seemingly agreed.
"I saw the person who won the debate last night and whose name is Donald Trump," Steyer told CNN on Thursday.
"I saw people going after each other’s personality and records instead of remembering that, in fact, the Democratic Party needs to win in November," Steyer added.
Meanwhile, National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called the debate a "full-scale meltdown" and compared watching the debate to watching a train wreck, but one that "is nothing compared to what they would do to our country."
"Americans are watching the party of JFK be torn apart by anti-job socialists and anti-worker globalists who want to control every aspect of Americans' lives," McEnany said.
Trump isn't even in the debates yet and he's cleaning house.