Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blamed fellow Democrats for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s upset loss to President Donald Trump in last year’s election, The Daily Caller reports.
The Democratic senator from New York said: “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
The Democrats’ strategy last year depended on intense criticism of Trump in hopes the controversies will damage the Republican presidential candidate. Clearly, that plan failed.
In an interview with The Washington Post on Saturday, Schumer said, “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — James Comey, Russia — you blame yourself.”
In May, Clinton blamed her loss to Trump to former FBI Director Comey and Wikileaks.
For the 2018 midterms, the Democratic Party’s plan is titled “A Better Deal” and is designed to contrast Trump’s economic message.