DNC Chair Admits 2016 Primary Was Unfair

"We have trust gaps.”

You know how, deep in your gut, certain things about the 2016 democratic primary didn't seem entirely fair? Turns out you should trust your gut. 

Donna Brazile has now famously said that Clinton's campaign was “unethical” in the way that it “compromised the party's integrity" in taking over the Democrat party before her primary with Bernie Sanders had ended, making the primary unfair. “If the fight had been fair," she wrote, "one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”

Now DNC chairman Tom Perez is saying they are going to need to earn back the trust of that party's voters. In an interview with the The Thom Hartmann Program on Tuesday, Perez was asked about accusations of a rigged primary, to which he responded, “I’ll be the first to admit that we have to earn the trust of everybody,” Perez told Hartmann. “And I’ll be the first to admit that the DNC didn’t put its best foot forward in 2016 and because of that we have trust gaps.”

He went on to say that fairness is their goal for 2020. “That is my North Star every day. Leading with our values, making sure that everyone feels like the Democratic Party reflects their values, and is every single day ensuring that people get a fair shake, and making sure that the 2020 election cycle is fair for everybody. And we fell short on that in 2016,” Perez concluded.

Seems like a pretty low bar but, after all, it's the DNC.

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