MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President Donald Trump was up early Sunday morning on Twitter, calling the election of the new chair of the Democratic National Committee “rigged.”

President Trump tweeted “The race for the DNC Chairman was of course, totally rigged.  Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!”

The President’s tweet really strikes a chord with those people who think the cards were stacked against Bernie Sanders in the first place.  That’s why Congressman Keith Ellison had been campaigning for the job.

Last July, then-chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned amid controversy over e-mails released by WikiLeaks that showed the DNC had actively worked to promote Hillary Clinton’s campaign.  Now, the establishment candidate, Obama’s former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, is the new leader of the Democratic Party.

Reminiscent of the fight between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the presidential race last year, the progressive wing of the party lost to the establishment in the battle to be the head of the Democratic National Committee.

It was a close race. Perez won over Ellison in the second round of voting, but the first round was spilt almost 50-50.

Ellison was quickly named the deputy chair of the DNC. It’s a symbolic show of unity in the face of a legislature dominated by Republicans.

“Unity is essential. We’ve got to walk out here in unity, not just between the candidates, but between the groups that support all the candidates,” Ellison said.

Ellison responded to Trump’s claim of the election process on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

“Trump is used to getting whatever he wants. Not anymore. Democrats are united,” Ellison tweeted.

“No matter who wins, I know we’ll cross the finish line together because a united Democratic Party is not only our best hope, it’s a Donald Trump nightmare,” Perez said.

On CNN Sunday morning, Perez brushed aside that tweet from Trump claiming the vote was rigged, saying that he and Ellison “got a good kick out of that.”

He went on to say that their “unity as a party is our greatest strength and it’s his worst nightmare.”

Comments (4)
  1. Of course, it was rigged. It was the biggest rigging ever, because there was an even bigger plan to take over the party. They are going to make it great again! The cheeto needs to get over himself!

  2. Robert White says:

    You tell ’em Don!!! We love you, best ever President!!!

  3. Jeff Mannino says:

    why not claim it doesn’t matter it being true or not.. The DNC got caught rigging the election/debates. Putting plants at trump rallys to start problems in front of the cameras. Regardless id lay it out how corrupt the DNC is. Bout time americans see it.

  4. Craig Wilson says:

    What a loser this guy is. The KING of FAKE NEWS, lies and broken promises. An embarrassment to the world, our country and any fool who voted for him. Just back up one of your hundreds of fake news stories you print big orange head. Just one please. Oh wait did you say “someone told me” or is it “I saw it on TV” or here’s my favorite “fake news” when everyone with a brain knows you are the only one with fake news! Clinton is out and gone DJ give it a break already. She beat you with over 3.6 million votes. 68 million voted against you, loser.

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