MSNBC Guest: GOP Won’t Grow Because Millennials Think It’s ‘Racist’ [VIDEO]

Justin Caruso | Senior Media Reporter

A guest on MSNBC Saturday stated that the Republican Party can’t grow right now because millennials see it as “racist” and “intolerant.”


“MSNBC Live” host Richard Lui asked, “If they are to get that done, based on Emily’s point they’d have to grow their base. They’d have to grow the party overall. You don’t believe that Bannon is growing the party. The question might be is the party ready to grow?”

Evan Siegfried, described as a “Republican strategist,” said, “No, not right now. The party is moving more inward, and if anything it’s been shrinking. A Pew Research study found that between December 2015 and March 2017–all registered Republicans [who] were 18 to 29–we lost 23 percent of them. At the same time, we aren’t bringing in millennials who are the most populist generation. We rely on rural voters and baby boomers to sustain us in elections, and those are a declining population both ways.”

He continued, “Millennials are the most college generated in the country’s history and only one-third of college educated Republicans were even willing to vote for Donald Trump in 2016. Millennials see what’s happening with the Republican Party and say ‘we don’t want anything to do with it. It’s a party that’s racist, intolerant, and doesn’t work well.'”

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