Perez: Trump 'hasn't proposed anything but chaos and carnage'

Tom Perez, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), on Sunday blasted President Trump for his policy proposals.

"He hasn't proposed anything but chaos and carnage from day one," Perez said on NBC's "Meet The Press."

"We've seen no evidence of anything constructive from this president."


Perez, who on Sunday defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become the next DNC chairman, said that hours after Trump was sworn in, he "made it harder for first-time home buyers to buy a home."

"A few days later, he tried to make it harder for people to save for retirement," he added.

Perez said the president has "governed from the far right in everything he's done."

"Look at the ill-advised and frankly racist executive action against Muslims," Perez said. 

Perez said Democrats need to rebuild their party and "redefine its mission," noting that the Democrats represent "opportunity and inclusion."

"I think there's an acute understanding that where we fell short is that we didn't invest enough in those state parties," he said. 

"When we lead with our values and when we build that strong infrastructure, when we make house calls, when we're in every ZIP code ... we have to make sure we have an every-ZIP-code strategy. That's how we win."

He said he learned that a lot of people in this country feel forgotten.

"And we will not allow that to happen," he said.