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On the latest episode of "On Brand with Donny Deutsch", Democratic strategist James Carville expressed strong concerns about a potential shift of Latino male voters away from the party and towards former President Donald Trump.

First off, Carville called attention to the issue his party is facing with the male vote in general: "we have a huge male problem all across the board, but particularly, I hate this term but I'll use it, 'communities of color,' as if all people are not white the same. It's stupid."

He then when on to criticize what he perceives as the Democratic Party's overly prescriptive cultural stance, suggesting it alienates working-class men.

"I do think, and people got a little upset with me when I told The New York Times, I think Democratic culture has too many preachy females. It's too much, 'Don't eat hamburgers, don't watch football, wear a condom.' Like, man, leave me alone, okay? I've got a life to lead. You know, a guy works at a tire repair shop in suburban Atlanta, working 50 hours a week, making $16.50 an hour, and he wants to watch the football game, and he wants to smoke and drink beer. And then everybody's telling him he's slothful and they reject that," he added. "I just think some of it is this cosmopolitan condensation, if you will. Like, you need to lead the kind of life we lead, not the kind of life you lead, and it pisses people off."

At this point, host Donny Deutsch chimed in to suggest that say this impacts voters of all races and that it's a main factor for President Donald Trump's support.

Carville agreed, adding, "We're gonna lose Hispanic males. We're gonna lose 'em."

It's not the first time that Carville has expressed this idea. In a section of the aforementioned New York Times interview he stated that "if you listen to Democratic elites — NPR is my go-to place for that — the whole talk is about how women, and women of color, are going to decide this election. I'm like: 'Well, 48 percent of the people that vote are males. Do you mind if they have some consideration?'"

Carville and Deutsch's discussion underscores a critical challenge for the Democratic Party as it seeks to retain and expand its support among diverse voter demographics, particularly Latino males. A May New York Times/Siena College poll found that the voting bloc is leaning toward former President Donald Trump by five points among six swing states.

James Carville has strategized for candidates for public in the U.S. and in at least 23 nations abroad. He's probably best known for his work as a lead strategist in Bill Clinton's winning 1992 Presidential campaign.

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