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Schumer: We didn't have an economic message

Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSunday shows preview: Trump taps acting attorney general to lead Justice Department Pro-Israel organizations should finally seek payback against Iran deal Dems Pelosi: Acting attorney general 'should not be there' 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.

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“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.