Hoo boy! Hillary Clinton is in trouble with millennials who supported Bernie Sanders again.
From an email released by Wikileaks, Labor Secretary and Clinton ally Thomas Perez is under fire for comments he wrote to Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta about millennials, specifically Bernie Sanders supporters.
In the email dated on Feb. 5th, Perez advised Podesta on what Clinton should do after the New Hampshire primary, which Bernie Sanders won handily.
“I think people will be surprised at how she is able to close the gap. I like the ‘vote with your head and your heart’ line, and I like the comeback on the establishment stuff,” he said. “I think Nevada is the firewall on a number of levels, and the most important thing I want to communicate in this email is my strong belief that HRC should travel to Nevada asap after New Hampshire.”
Perez continued by dismissing Bernie’s strong polling numbers and suggested Nevada is the perfect opportunity to isolate Bernie supporters as “young white liberals” and draw “young voters of color” away from the Sanders campaign.
“Nevada is an opportunity to fight back on so many levels. First, the current storyline is that she does not connect well with young voters,” Perez wrote to Podesta. “When we do well there, then the narrative changes from Bernie kicks ass among young voters to Bernie does well only among young white liberals—that is a different story and a perfect lead in to South Carolina, where once again, we can work to attract young voters of color.”
This isn’t “nail in the coffin” type material here, but it certainly exposes the Clinton campaign’s struggle to gain millennial support.
Earlier this month, Clinton was caught bashing Bernie supporters in a leaked audiotape from a private event in February.
Right now, Clinton leads Trump in millennial support by double digits, according to our Red Alert millennial polling average. Yet, if millennials don’t show up to the polls, which surveys find that 5 million fewer will vote, then it could cost her the election.