Democrats should stop focusing on the fact that President Donald Trump is so offensive and start concentrating on how the party is going to offer a message about issues that are important to people throughout the United States, Raymond Buckley, chairman of New Hampshire Democrats, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Monday.
Saying that most people "don't really give a crap about if the president is an insult dog," Buckley insisted his fellow Democrats should "grow up."
Buckley, who is a candidate for Democratic National Committee chairman, said Democrats have "never gotten to really the point of the fact that our nominee's campaign really didn't address the economic issues that so many Americans are still suffering under."
He conceded that "the economy was significantly better after eight years under Barack Obama, but it wasn't good enough. People still had fears. People still wanted to hear that things were going to get better. That anxiety was never addressed."
He said that "I think that it is important that whoever our nominee is in 2020 that they listen more to the grassroots and less to their high paid consultants … the consultants seem to have a death grip around these nominees and candidates and have them do and say things that simply doesn't connect to real America."
Buckley said the key is "providing a path forward, hope" and properly articulating it, because Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had a better economic plan, but "the reality is that wasn't her message."
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