November 27, 2019 - MSNBC Commentator Calls Warren Unlikable and Unelectable

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, contributor Donny Deutsch says of Warren: “I think she would get trounced in a landslide by Trump. I think people are sensing that. I also think she has a likability issue. I think her kind of high-school principal demeanor — this is not a gender thing, this is just kind of tone and manner thing. I think the American public, the more they see, the more they’re going: hmm… this is not the answer.” Despite his argument that this is “not a gender thing,” research demonstrates that likability plays out differently for women than men and perceptions that women in positions of authority – much like a high-school principal – are perceived more negatively than men who embrace the same demeanor. This is not the first time that Deutsch has attacked Warren as both unlikable and unelectable.