DNC Chairman Tom Perez and Senator Bernie Sanders appear to be having some difficulty agreeing on core issues.
During a joint interview on MSNBC with Sanders and Perez, the Senator expressed his frustration with “the ruling class & billionaire class,” stating America needs to point the figure at it as the root of all problems.
This message, of course, echoes the socialist platform Bernie Sanders ran on during the last Presidential election.
As for Mr. Perez? He doesn’t appear to see things quite like Sanders.
When MSNBC’s Chris Hayes pushed Perez to comment on whether or not he agreed with Sanders’ point that America needs to point the finger at the ruling class, Perez floundered.
“Well, listen,” he said. “When we put hope on the ballot, Chris, we win. When we allow our opponents to put fear on the ballot, we don’t do so well…”
Hayes wasn’t having it.
“Wait, Tom, Hillary Clinton ran on hope,” he jumped in. “It was a very hopeful message. The point is. Do you have to name the enemy?”
“Well listen,” began Perez’s reply once again.
See the awkward clip below.
Chris Hayes pushes Tom Perez to join Bernie in saying "the ruling class & billionaire class" are to blame for our problems. Perez refused. pic.twitter.com/7qiziHLMiX
— #AllofUs (@TimeForAllofUs) April 19, 2017
Even CNN has noticed the lack of unity on the DNC’s unity tour.
In an article titled, “Sanders, Perez Unity Tour Is Off To A Bumpy Start,” CNN mentions Monday’s rather embarrassing kickoff event during which the audience expressed support for Bernie and disdain for Democrats.
“When the leader of the Maine Young Democrats asked the crowd what brought them to the rally,” the article reads, “the audience erupted in ‘Bernie’ cheers.”
“The leader followed up by asking, ‘Maybe you came though because you are curious about the new DNC chairman and the future of Democratic politics?’ – and the crowd cut her off with boos.”