A New York Times reporter says the problem is that Democrats are a party without a leader.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough bashed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for its poor fundraising numbers seven months into Donald Trump’s presidency while the New York Times‘ Yamiche Alcindor blamed the lack of a clear leader within the party for these poor fundraising numbers during a segment on Monday’s “Morning Joe.”
The DNC’s fundraising struggles continued in July when it once again was out-raised by the Republican National Committee, who has doubled the DNC’s fundraising seven months into the Trump presidency.
“The Republicans have $47.1 million cash on hand. The Democrats only have $6.9 million cash on hand,” Scarborough pointed out. “Look at the money that they have raised in 2017. Republicans have doubled Democrats, $86.5 million to $42 million.
Scarborough continued, “In just about every case it seems when a party is out of power, people get energized and they get focused, and you really see things change.”
“For some reason that I just can’t explain, [Senate races] are breaking Republicans’ way, which what does that say about the Democrat Party right now? And what is your feeling from…when you talk to Democratic activists, what do Democrats think they need to do to turn this around?” Scarborough asked Alcindor.
“I think there’s two things. Democrats, [for] one, really need to figure out kind of who the party is. They’re still, I think, arguing about whether or not they’re going to be Hillary Clinton’s party or Bernie Sanders’ party,” Alcindor responded. “They also need to find actual new fresh blood, leaders that actually…haven’t been there for decades and decades and decades.”
Alcindor concluded by saying neither Sanders or Chuck Schummer look like the base of the Democratic Party, and that is part of the party’s fundraising struggles.
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