CNBC’s John Harwood: ‘White Fear’ Partly Responsible for Democratic Losses Under Obama

John HarwoodCNBC host John Harwood argued on Twitter Tuesday that the Democratic Party suffered electoral losses under Barack Obama‘s leadership in part because of “white fear” in the age of the first black president.

Harwood took exception to the arguments from some that Obama was responsible for the Democratic losses under his tenure, including both houses of Congress, a dozen governorships, and over 900 state legislators. Harwood argued that outside forces were to blame, including the race factor.

Harwood served as a moderator of the CNBC Republican primary debate in 2015. The veteran reporter later received criticism from some conservatives when hacked emails showed Harwood asking Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta what he should ask Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

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