Eyes glossy and face red, far-left founder of “The Young Turks” Cenk Uygur completely melted down on his YouTube show Tuesday night over presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dismal Super Tuesday performance.
Uygur, a failed far-left congressional candidate and enthusiastic Sanders backer, went off on the supposed un-electability of former Vice President Joe Biden, calling the Democratic presidential candidate “senile” and vowing that Biden will not be the Democrat Party’s nominee. After commenters poured in with remarks about his apparent “meltdown,” Cenk, appearing to be tearing up, walked off his own show.
“Look, a week ago, I would have told you, — I did tell you, Super Tuesday, I think we got this!” an irate Uygur told his viewers.
“We thought it was almost over, Bernie was gonna win,” he continued. “Now, it’s not over, now we’re in a tie. And now we got absolute dig-in warfare against the establishment. But we didn’t start the war! They’ll lie about it again. We didn’t start the war. They started the war!”
Uygur correctly highlighted the media letting former President Barack Obama off the hook for praising murderous Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, while Sanders was pressed (mildly) on similar rhetoric.
“Obama said the same thing!” yelled the host, directing the media: “God damn it, tell the truth! God damn it, tell the truth!”
“If you’re not gonna do it, we’re gonna do it,” he promised. “If you wanna go to war, we’ll go to war. And this is what this is. We cannot let Biden win.”
“Biden is not gonna best Trump,” said Uygur. “Biden is either near senile, or actually senile. Watch any of the tapes! And Biden lies nonstop. He’s gonna get caught!”
The progressive yelled that Biden will not beat Trump in the 2020 election, noting that the establishment’s 2016 Democrat Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, lost to a “doofus” like Trump.
“We’re gonna lose to Trump again and maybe lose our democracy?” Uygur said of running Biden. “Hell no.”
“Biden is not capable of wining this,” he reiterated, adding a promise that “Bernie Sanders is going to be the nominee. I’m telling you right now.”
Savor this meltdown. pic.twitter.com/r6ArfZIN25
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) March 4, 2020
Uygur, finally realizing how his antics were translating on-air, said goodbye to viewers before walking off the show.
“I’ll come back and Skype in later,” he told “The Young Turks” viewers, asking them to give money to the company so they have enough “firepower” for the progressive fight. “Thank you, I’ll see you soon.”
And finally, with red eyes and chants of "MELTDOWN" on the chat, Cenk Uygur abandons his own show.
TYT is left with the B team as Cenk leaves before they talk about his race. Says he will Skype in later and begs for money lol pic.twitter.com/2s9g8BNZgJ
— CenkPesos (@cenkpesos) March 4, 2020
Likely adding to the emotion spilling out of Uygur on Tuesday night, the “Young Turks” host lost his bid to fill the Congressional seat vacated by disgraced former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA).
“According to the New York Times, [Uygur] came in fourth place, with about 5% of the vote in California’s 25th congressional district,” The Wrap reported Wednesday morning. “In the lead were Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith and Republican defense contractor Mike Garcia, who appear headed for a runoff election, according to the Los Angeles Times. Former GOP Rep. Steve Knight, who lost his seat to Hill in 2018 and sought to get it back, was in third place.”