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Tags: hillary clinton | mark penn | trump | white house

Clinton Pollster Mark Penn: Time for Her to 'Get Off' Loss to Trump

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Tuesday, 20 March 2018 02:46 PM EDT

It's time for Hillary Clinton to get past her loss of the White House to President Donald Trump and return to the issues on which she spent her life, her Harris Poll chairman Mark Penn, who served as her 2008 campaign chief, said Tuesday.

"I think it's time for her to get off that," Penn, the author of a new book, "Microtrends Squared," told Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

"It's time for her to talk about the issues that she spent her life on. Forget the election. Donald Trump had a message that worked from Indiana to Pennsylvania that attracted working class voters that Hillary Clinton used to get when we started with her in 2000."

Clinton's latest controversy, where she told an audience in India that she lost votes from white women to Trump because of men's "identification with the Republican Party and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should."

She has walked back the comment, but Penn said he thinks it's because aides told her she should.

Penn also discussed his book, which details technology and how it drives the nation's actions.

"The book really details a lot of different changes to help people understand what's going on," he said. "Those changes are some of them are demographic, like there are more old people than ever before in our country. . . while young people are more footloose and fancy free, spending 10 or 15 years before they get married. These changes on both sides are creating kind of a disruption that people don't understand,"

Penn, a pollster and former chief strategist for Microsoft, said he also discusses the role of social networks and how they manipulate the public.

"For example, is Alexa a he or she?" he said. "Most people say a she. It's an it. It's a bunch of code designed to sell you on whatever Amazon could sell you."

He said he believes people should be careful.

"I don't think there is necessarily something wrong with it, except there is no disclosure," he said. "In the book I say be very careful about these relationships and let's have disclosure."

Facebook and other social media companies started out offering a service, but then turned into an advertising service, so "it was no longer working for you. It was about selling things."

Many consumers, he said, don't understand that their side of the bargain involves giving up privacy.

"It's like having a salesperson in your closet, in your home," said Penn. "If you want that, okay. But, what I say in the book is you have got to know this. And, driverless cars, I don't think, are coming for quite some time. Someone just died yesterday.

"Let's not — let's understand the technology has limits. But this book is our technology. But it's also about the social relationship changes that we're seeing in society and it's a lot of fun."

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Pollster Mark Penn said Tuesday it's time for Hillary Clinton to get past her loss of the White House to President Donald Trump and return to the issues on which she spent her life.
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