FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a meeting about climate change and sustainable development at United Nations headquarters. President Donald Trump is a unifying force for Democrats, bringing together disparate factions in opposition to nearly every presidential move. “We have been right and successful in saying ‘no’ when he wants to drive the Titanic into the iceberg,” said Inslee. Now, Inslee said, “we have to take actions that show we can drive in forward and not in reverse.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

Democrats: Solid opposition to Trump, but what comes next?

April 11, 2017 - 3:44 am

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump is a unifying force for Democrats, bringing together disparate factions in opposition to nearly every presidential move.

But solidarity — at least for now — doesn't necessarily add up to a strategy that can help Democrats win more elections after a precipitous slide from power in Congress and around the country.

Several party figures say the biggest challenge is translating opposition to specific Republican policies into a coherent explanation of what Democrats want to do for voters. That includes anti-Trump protesters as well as white working-class voters in the Rust Belt and other presidential battlegrounds.

Losing those kinds of voters helps explain why Republicans hold a commanding majority in the House, the advantage in the Senate and almost two-thirds of state legislatures and governor's offices.

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