(National Sentinel) Taxes & Votes: A long-serving, trusted political advisor to Hillary Clinton says he’s becoming concerned that Millennials, which Democrats see as a key voting bloc, will begin supporting Republicans after the recently-passed tax cut leaves them with more money every payday.
As reported by The Daily Caller, Phillippe Reines served as a senior advisor to Clinton for more than 10 years in a number of roles during her U.S. Senate and State Department tenure.
He also advised her in the lead-up to her second failed bid for the presidency during the 2016 election cycle.
Reines recently sat down with Washington interns to give his view of the political landscape following Clinton’s loss and Donald J. Trump’s unexpected victory.
He was asked by a young woman about the future of younger voters in American politics. In response, Reines said he did not know “how Millennials think,” and that it’s “unclear what will get them going.”
While he speculated that socialist progressives like Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts would do well tapping into youthful enthusiasm for their prospective presidential candidacies, he noted that he’s concerned that Trump and Republican policies will begin to attract younger voters after seeing their taxes go down.
Philippe Reines served as a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton for more than a decade in multiple roles in both her Senate and state department offices. He also advised Clinton in the lead up to her presidential campaign.
Reines sat down with Washington interns to give his assessment of the political landscape after the 2016 election. Reines was asked by a young woman about the future of young voters in politics. The Clinton advisor first began by saying he didn’t know “how millennials think” and that it is “unclear what will get them going.”
“Donald Trump and his people want everyone to shut up, get over the election, Hillary Clinton go away, that’s in their best interest, but that’s not how it works,” he said.
“We are supposed to oppose what we disagree with. And I hope millennials don’t fall into a lull of accepting, this is what it is,” he continued. “God knows how many of them will see their taxes go down and base it just on that.
“But yeah, they are a key demographic that voted oddly in 2016, and I am not sure people understand how to get them to vote productively in 2020,” he said.
The president and some Republicans have also speculated they will win more support from a wider range of voters in the 2018 and 2020 elections and beyond after improving their economic conditions.
Reines isn’t the only Democrat worried about voters flocking to support the GOP following the tax cuts.
Liberal CNN morning host Allyson Camerota and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., recently discussed what political effect that the recently-passed Trump-Republican tax cuts would have on the country, with both agreeing that it could lead to more GOP support during the 2018 elections.
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