Durbin: Hillary Clinton ‘is wrong’ about Trump voters

Durbin: Hillary Clinton ‘is wrong’ about Trump voters
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Senate Minority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinProblem Solvers Caucus co-chair calls Trump comments about progressive congresswomen 'totally unacceptable' Trump's tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party Sunday shows - Immigration raids dominate MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy Trump's bigoted tropes won't work in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm 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.”

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"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.