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Van Jones on why 'there is a crack in the blue wall' in Michigan

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CNN commentator Van Jones, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, says there is a "crack" in the Democrats' so-called "blue firewall."

With just hours until the first Election Day polls open, Obama on Monday is scheduled to campaign for Clinton in deep-blue Michigan, which hasn't voted for a Republican for president since 1988. But as the state is still recovering from the devastating economic recession of 2008, polls show Trump closing in on Clinton, who has struggled to make inroads with the millions of blue-collar voters in the state.

"Beds are damp," Jones said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," referring to Democrats worrying about the outcome in Michigan.

"There is a crack in the blue wall and it has to do with trade," Jones added. "This is the ghost of Bernie Sanders. There is discontent with some Democratic voters over trade and some blame Hillary Clinton. And so you've got to go back there and shore back up."

Sanders narrowly defeated Clinton in the March 8 Democratic presidential primary. Trump won the Republican presidential primary by more than 10 points after courting white working class voters who blame the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, for their economic woes.

(H/T: Right Scoop)

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