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Democrats have moved 'too far to the left,' says BET network founder Bob Johnson

• https://www.cnbc.com by Holly Ellyatt

Johnson describes himself as a long-time centrist and Democrat

He supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election but has since praised Trump

America's political establishment is riven with partisanship that has become "very wicked and very mean," said entrepreneur and media mogul Robert Johnson, who added that the Democratic Party has become too liberal for his liking.

"The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far to the left," Johnson, the founder of cable network BET and RLJ Companies business network, told CNBC's Hadley Gamble Tuesday.

"And for that reason, I don't have a particular candidate (I'm supporting) in the party at this time," he said. "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."

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