Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said on Sunday that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMichelle Obama featured in new Clinton ad Trump camp: Dean 'went straight to the gutter' Arizona newspaper endorses Dem for president for first time MORE is cheapening the 2016 presidential campaign with his abrasive immigration remarks.
“This kind of divisive, inflammatory rhetoric from people who want to be commander in chief is not helpful,” Webb told host Bret Baier on “Fox News Sunday.”
“Don’t be throwing these bombs,” he added.
Trump has repeatedly attacked Hispanic illegal immigrants and Mexico since launching his 2016 campaign last month.
Webb argued on Sunday that a liberal equivalent exists in the recent push to remove all Confederate symbols from government grounds.
“We’ve seen it on the liberal side too with Southern white culture,” he said of insensitivity towards Southern culture.
Webb launched his 2016 Oval Office bid on July 2.
He said on Sunday that he offers a needed alternative to Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for his party’s nomination.
“You’re right — the Democratic Party has moved way to the left,” Webb told Baier when asked about the emergence of progressive politics into Democratic ideology.
“That’s not my Democratic Party,” he said. “I believe that we can bring a different tone to the Democratic Party.”
Webb charged on Sunday that his campaign could find success with America’s working class.
“These are people who have not been forgotten by both parties,” he said of blue-collar voters. “I think they need a voice.”