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The founder of Black Entertainment Television Robert Johnson says that the Democratic party has become too liberal to beat President Trump in the upcoming 2020 election.

In an interview with CNBC, Johnson - the country's first African American billionaire - said "The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far to the left," adding "I think at the end of the day, if a Democrat is going to beat Trump, then that person, he or she, will have to move to the center and you can’t wait too long to do that."

"The message of some of the programs that Democrats are pushing are not resonating with the majority of the American people."

Johnson said the current far-left state of the Democratic Party will work well in the primaries but won’t help in a general election, especially since he feels Trump has his base locked up. The BET founder, who supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, even praised some of Trump’s recent accomplishments. -Fox News

"I think the economy is doing great, and it’s particularly reaching populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs and employments and the opportunities that come with employment," said Johnson, adding "African-American unemployment is at its lowest level…  I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans."

Johnson, 73, also said that tax cuts have clearly helped stimulate the economy, while partisan politics have gone overboard. 

"I think business people have more confidence in the way the economy is going," said Johnson, who gives Trump an "A+ for the economy. "If business people are concerned about anything, it’s the clear, clear partisan politics that’s become very wicked and very mean."