The newly elected Democratic National Committee chairman was videoed screaming that Donald Trump “didn’t win the election” during a rally in New Jersey. The embarrassing clip, in which Tom Perez also claims the Republican Party doesn’t care about voters, leaves little doubt about how he will attempt to drag voters back to the beleaguered party. An irate Perez, who served as President Obama’s Labor Secretary, screeches: “Donald Trump, you don’t stand for our values. You didn’t win this election.”
He added, “Donald Trump, the bromance you have with Putin, it’s not going to do you any good. Donald Trump, we will resist.”
According to several news reports, Mr. Perez also said there was “a bully in Washington in the White House.” Perez was elected as the DNC chair in February after edging out Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress.
Democrats have been on a downward spiral in recent years, losing control of the House in 2010 and then the Senate (2012) and White House (2016).
Perez has been hell-bent on trying to help his party after he demanded all current staffers at the DNC submit their letters of resignation by April 15 in a desperate bid to overhaul the party’s organization following the humbling presidential defeat to Trump last year.
The DNC has endured a torrid time during the past few months, following accusations that the party favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and the resignation of former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Trump has slumped to a new low in his approval ratings just 10 weeks into his presidency. Mr. Trump’s job approval stands at just 42 percent, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Poll.
A majority of those polled – 56 percent – said they think the President is doing a poor job and that he is leading the country in the wrong direction.
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Charlie Bayliss is a freelance British writer, published in several publications, including Stride, Neon, and Sabotage Reviews.