Veteran Democratic operative and CNN political analyst Hilary Rosen said Tuesday that Bernie Sanders focusing on class politics rather than identity politics is breeding distrust.
HILARY ROSEN, CNN: It was so interesting it was Buttigieg who talked about the seven white people on the stage tonight, talking about racial justice in South Carolina. I think that what we have with Sanders is a fundamental difference as a politician. He doesn't think in identity politics. He talks in class politics.
And I think that breeds a level of distrust among voters, like African Americans, like women. Because there's not -- the one thing he hasn't really done in the four years he's been running for president since 2016 is he hasn't expanded his communication. He hasn't expanded his involvement, his engagement.
He's just done more of what he's always done. Bakari's right; the challenge for him going forward is, can he show more empathy with a larger part of the Democratic primary audience?
CUOMO: Similar to Trump. Expand the base.
ROSEN: Even though I think he might feel that way, he sure doesn't express it.