Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a message for fellow Democrats seeking to regain power following the election of President Donald Trump:

"Take a chill pill."

Speaking Monday at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Emanuel instructed Democrats to lower their expectations for 2018's midterm elections.

"It took us a long time to get this low; it ain't gonna happen in 2018," he said. "Take a chill pill man. You gotta be in this for the long haul, and if you think it's gonna be a quick turnaround...it's not."


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He said too many Democrats are focused more on being right than on winning elections.

"Winning's everything," Emanuel said. "If you don't win, you can't make the public policy. ... It's about winning, because if you win you then have the power to go do what has to get done."

He urged his party to unite and create a farm team of candidates with aspirations of taking down Trump in 2020.

"If you lose, you can write the book about what happened -- great, that's really exciting!" he said sarcastically.

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