Melissa Francis: The One Percent & Hollywood Control the Democratic Party
Melissa Francis said Democrats must address why they're viewed by voters as "the party of the one percent" and figure out why they're losing working-class voters to Republicans.
The "Outnumbered" hosts were responding this afternoon to the advice for Democrats from outspoken liberal filmmaker Michael Moore.
Moore said on MSNBC that the Democratic Party loses when their candidates try to "sound like Republicans" and move to the middle.
"The American public is liberal on the issues. ... When they actually run as Democrats and run on the liberal issues, they win," said Moore, adding that Democrats feel they need to win over people who voted for Trump.
Moore cited the 8 million voters who supported Barack Obama and then voted for Trump.
But Francis said the country has flipped and "everyone who works for a living has become a Republican."
She said the faces of the party are coastal liberals like Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
"And it's people who they've then enslaved to be Democratic voters because they're dependent on the government for their very livelihood," she argued.
Marie Harf pushed back after Dagen McDowell called Moore, who's now starring in an anti-Trump Broadway show, the new face of the Democrats.
"He is not the poster boy for the party," said Harf, a Democratic strategist who served as State Department spokesperson in the Obama administration.
Watch the discussion above.
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