Schumer: We didn't have an economic message

Sen. Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerBiden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Progressives push for fossil subsidy repeal in spending bill Louisiana delegation split over debt hike bill with disaster aid MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that the Democrats did not have a “bold economic message” in their platform during the presidential election. 

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“We did not have a strong, bold economic message,” Schumer told ABC’s “This Week." 

“We sort of nibbled around the edges. ... That's what we need and that's what I aim to do as leader. We're going to have a very, very strong and bold economic platform and message,” he added.

Reflecting on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 MORE’s loss to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE, Schumer emphasized the need for Democrats to hold Trump accountable to the promises he made “to the blue-collar worker.”

“We shouldn't just do a little thing about college, we should make college affordable for everybody and make sure that everyone gets out of college debt-free. We need dramatic change in the trade laws,” he said.