Phillips says Democrats should ‘wake up’ after Biden’s South Carolina primary win

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Dean Phillips (MN) on Sunday called on voters to “wake up” after President Joe Biden handily won the South Carolina primary, arguing former President Donald Trump poses a serious threat in the November election.

Despite his efforts to counter Biden as a younger and more apt candidate to take on Trump, the likely Republican front-runner, Phillips finished in third place behind author Marianne Williamson in South Carolina‘s Democratic primary on Saturday, gaining less than 2% of the vote.

President Joe Biden and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN). | (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey/Charles Krupa)

“Who got whooped? I did,” Phillips said on MSNBC’s The Weekend, but contended that should be seen as a warning sign to voters, pointing to a slew of competitive national polls and swing state polls that show Trump is
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