Durbin: Hillary Clinton ‘is wrong’ about Trump voters

Senate Minority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Tim Scott to introduce GOP police reform bill next week MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE’s recent comments about Trump voters are “wrong” and “not helpful.” 

“No, it’s not helpful at all,” Durbin told “Fox News Sunday,” when asked about the remarks. “In fact my friend Hillary Clinton is wrong.”


Clinton recently described the states that supported her during the 2016 election as more economically advanced than those that backed President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE.

“If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won,” Clinton said in India. “I win the coast, I win, you know, Illinois and Minnesota, places like that.”

Durbin emphasized that his party should focus on issues like economic insecurity.

“But we’re moving on to the next chapter of American history,” Durbin said of the Democratic Party. “It will be a different cast of characters completely,” he later added.

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