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Trump takes on Hillary, says race for DNC Chairman was 'rigged'

| Updated: Feb 26, 2017 23:41 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Terming the Democratic National Committee (DNC) elections as rigged, U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Sen. Bernie Sanders never had a chance to win as Hillary Clinton demanded former Labor Secretary of U.S.A Tom Perez. "The race for DNC Chairman was, of course, totally "rigged." Bernie's guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!," said Trump in his tweet. Trump through his tweets also attacked New York Times saying that it would take bad advertisement to save its failing reputation and advised it to report accurately and fairly. Earlier, Trump wished Perez for winning the DNC elections. "Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!," Trump tweeted. Perez has been declared the DNC's new chairman. His victory in Atlanta on Saturday saw him make history as the first Latino to lead the task of rebuilding the opposition to Trump. He won the chairmanship on a second ballot after missing out by just one vote in the first round of voting, reports the Guardian. Perez, who earlier served in the Barack Obama administration, was considered as running mate for Hillary Clinton. He won against U.S. representative Keith Ellison by a fair margin. Speaking after Perez's win, Ellison made an appeal for unity. "If we waste even a moment going at it over who supported who," the Guardian quoted Ellison as saying. "Democrats would be letting down the American people in their need to confront Trump and beyond that," he added. (ANI)