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Schumer: Democrats Lost Because We Had No Economic Message

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was candid with Chris Wallace on why Democrats lost across the board in 2016.

On Fox News Sunday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said what plenty of Democrats have whispered since losing across the country last week: the party had no economic message.

Schumer told host Chris Wallace that the party’s economic message was “not sharp enough,” “not bold enough,” and “not strong enough.”

Schumer also defended his party, saying that Democrats are much closer to blue-collar voters on the issues than Republicans are. Still, blue-collar voters overwhelmingly chose Trump and, often, Republicans down-ballot in 2016.