New Hampshire

Steve Bullock Talks Trump, Winning the Midwest, the Economy

The 53-year-old Democratic hopeful spoke at a "Politics & Eggs" event on Friday in New Hampshire

Democratic presidential hopeful Steve Bullock tackled Donald Trump, the country's apparent division and climate change during his speech Friday at a "Politics & Eggs" event in New Hampshire.

"From my perspective, in so many respects, for the state of this country and this country standing in the world, and what we’re going to pass on to the next generation, I think it’s really important to make Donald Trump a one-term president," the Montana governor said.

Bullock told the audience he believes the Republican president's actions have divided the country.

"To me, it really is more than about just beating him," he said. "It’s soundly rejecting this behavior that he’s normalized."

Continuing on the subject of Trump, he said that it is "no exaggeration to say we expect more out of our preschoolers than we do our president of the United States."

Moving on to the economy, Bullock said the American Dream has become unattainable for many.

"We have to recognize that for far too many people in this country, that shot no longer exists," he said. "For far too many, it never has."

As a governor from the Midwest, the 53-year-old Democrat stressed the importance of winning rural areas.

"The path to victory doesn’t just run through the coasts and urban areas. We have to be able to win back places that we lost," he said.

"Any Democrat with a pulse will win Massachusetts, California and Vermont, but this is really about math," he went on to say. "This is really about 270 electoral votes and if we can’t win back places like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, we’re not going to win this election."

Bullock is serving his second term as the governor of Montana and he announced his ambitions in May to run for the Oval Office.

Among the crowded field of Democrats with the same ambitions this upcoming election season, Bullock touts himself as the rare candidate who can appeal to rural and small-town voters.

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