Rachel Maddow has ideas on how to beat Donald Trump, but thinks it's '50-50' he wins

Rachel Maddow is not bullish on Hillary Clinton chances versus Donald Trump
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow argued on Friday's Late Night that Donald Trump's Republican presidential rivals erred by trying to attack him on policy. "Policy is just, like, whatever he grabs out of the air that's floating around him," she told Seth Meyers. "It's not been what he's running on. He's sort of running on who he is — you know, like, he's a big rich guy who doesn't pay attention to what people want from him, and he's willing to be politically incorrect, and he's self-funding, and all this stuff. And I feel like, if you don't go at that," and instead focus on policy, "I think you kind of miss the point, and you miss the chance to actually take him apart where it counts."

Meyers said he thinks Trump actually "will be a very hard person to run against," and Maddow agreed. "Liberals are going to freak out when I say this, but I think it's 50-50 right now, in terms of who wins," she said, and "the practice of political campaigning is about to be really important." The battle between Trump and Hillary Clinton will be "fun, and it will be interesting, and it's a little bit scary, but the future of our country will be radically different depending on which of these candidates wins." Watch Maddow's call to pay attention below. Peter Weber

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