Rahm Emanuel: Democrats ‘Come Off, and Can Come Off as Party Disdainful of’ the Middle Class

During an interview with Politico, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stated that Democrats “come off, and can come off as a party disdainful of” the middle class. Emanuel said, “I think don’t we talk about, and fight for the middle class like we are. We believe we’re for them, but they don’t — if they don’t hear we’re for them, then we’ve got a problem. Because we’re not going to convince them that they’re wrong.” He added that the Democrats have “wandered off” from being the party that fought for working families in some ways. Emanuel continued, “And it’s not just a string of policies, it’s also a set of values that respect who they are in their lives. And I think we come off, and can come off as a party disdainful of them as the bedrock of this great country.” (h/t Mediaite) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Breitbart News Daily: Special Counsel

On the Thursday edition of Breitbart News Daily, broadcast live on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 from 6AM to 9AM Eastern, Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow will continue our discussion of the Trump administration’s agenda. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will discuss the controversy surrounding the Comey firing, the increase in federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic, and the Senate taking up the health care reform bill. Craig Diangelo, a former IT worker who was laid off and forced to train his foreign replacement through the H-1B visa program, will discuss his Congressional campaign to represent Connecticut’s 5th district. Former UN Ambassador John Bolton will discuss the controversy surrounding the Washington Post’s story alleging that Trump revealed classified information during a meeting with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister. He’ll also weigh in on Trump’s meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Chelsea Manning’s release from prison. Veteran pollster and former Carter administration senior adviser Pat Caddell will discuss a theory that the Trump presidency is suffering from political “disjunction” similar to what was experience by the administration of President Carter, who like Trump was also a D.C. outsider at odds with his own party and the opposition. As Breitbart’s James Pinkerton explained in