Kudlow Slams 2020 Dems for Claiming Economy Isn’t Booming: ‘I Don’t Understand What Planet They’re Describing’

Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow bashed Democrats who tried to undersell the booming economy during the recent presidential primary debates.

As IJR previously reported, the first round of primary debates was loaded with Democrats trying to tell the American people that the economy isn’t really booming under President Donald Trump, despite the record-breaking successes of his administration.

Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tried to claim during Wednesday’s debate that the economy is “not working for average Americans,” while Senator Cory Booker acknowledged the record-breaking stats put up by the Trump administration but claimed they weren’t “helping people in [his] community.”

As IJR Red noted, the Democratic candidates appeared equally confused about the economy during the second debate on Thursday.

During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Kudlow told host Chris Wallace he wasn’t sure “what planet” Democrats were getting their talking points from. He highlighted several ways in which the average worker is thriving under the Trump economy.

Watch Kudlow’s interview:

“I just don’t understand, in general. I’ve seen some of this, I hear some of their policies, I hear some of their narratives. I don’t understand what planet they’re describing. The United States economy is booming. It’s running at roughly 3% average since President Trump took office two and a half years ago. On this business about bad distribution, the blue-collar workers, the nonsupervisory workers have done the best. They’re one running wages at 3.5% — their growth and income and wages is exceeding the growth of their supervisors.”

Kudlow slammed Democrats for trying to use “political spin” on “factual issues.” He also warned that some of the policies proposed by Democrats during the debate — such as Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and repealing the Trump tax cuts — could stunt the current economic success.

“Some of the policies I’ve heard in some of these early debates in my judgment would do great, great damage to this prosperity and jobs and income and wage cycle that we are experiencing,” Kudlow noted.

Kudlow told Wallace that he expects Democrat to continue pushing the narrative that the economy is faltering, but said the numbers tell the true story.

“The narrative I’m hearing from the other side, it just ain’t so.”

Responses

  1. Well, gee, Elizabeth Lie-A-Watha, if your version of ‘average Americans’ is people coming over our border illegally, then, yes, it’s probably not working out so well for them. The rest of the country, however, is benefiting greatly from Trump’s policies.

  2. Best dam economy in years I love it got more money I’m middle class

  3. Those democrats that believe the American economy is tanking has seen nothing from the media but Pelosi’s district.

  4. Some of the CNN people disguised as reporters even elude to a good economy but only briefly. Because doing so would be admitting that all of this bad mouthing is NOT true and Hillary should have been President. Yikes! Can one just imagine what that would have been like?

    1. allude — they elude facts –but allude to a good economy 🙂

  5. Democrats that say the economy is tanking have only seen media images of Pelosi’s district.

  6. When it takes 3 minimum wage jobs to provide housing for a family in States like California, everyone having 1 minimum wage job is not all that prosperous.

    1. California? That’s your example!! Stop yammering the same old rhetoric that you hear on CNN. It’s FAKE!

    2. And who is responsible for the cost of housing in CA? Who has been running CA for Years and years? Gov. Moonbeam, Pretty Boy Newsom, Diane Finklestink, Mad Max and Nervous Nancy!!! Now you know!!!

    3. minimum wage jobs is all the obummer administration offered the work force for 8 years.

    4. THE REASON SOME IN CALIFORNIA HAVE TO WORK 2 JOBS IS BECAUSE GOVENOR NEWSOM KEEP RAISING THE TAX RATES ON GAS.
      IT WILL COST MORE TO GO TO WORK.ITS TIME TO VOTE ALL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATES OUT OF OFFICE, THEY DON’T CARE WHETHER YOU HAVE TO WORK 10 JOBS AS LONG AS THEY GET THERE SHARE TO TO SPEND.

    5. A kid living at home, with no prior work experience gets minimum wage at places like a fast food joint, or bussing tables at a restaurant. Minimum wage is not intended to provide food and housing for a family. People have to work hard to avoid ever having to try to support a family on one minimum wage.

  7. WE have to understand the Dimwit Party candidates cannot win by telling the truth or anything based on facts! They MUST lie to their low-IQ, low information base to get the votes they need in order to regain their POWER and CONTROL to strip the American citizen of his/her Rights and freedoms. . . . . . AND raise taxes, import more Illegal Alien voters, eliminate cows, airplanes, combustion engines, retrofit every building in America, confiscate every gun (except those the criminals, drug pushers and gang bangers need for their “work”) and keep repeating the fantasy about climate change until they figure out it’s nothing but a hoax.

    Trump 2020 to Keep America Great.

  8. Facts give way before Dumbocrats because they know what’s what.?

  9. The poor Democrats have lost their way…Where’s the Grand old Party of Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy? MS

  10. Dems live in their own world of self delusion. A big circle jerk with no desire to express reality.

  11. And yet Obama claims the economic boom is because of his policies, not Trump’s.

  12. The Democrats will continue to lie about the economy and how everyone is doing in it. All income groups are benefiting from it. Bu, the Democrats know that to admit it would be bad for them politically. The same is true about the border. They continue to say that Trump put the children in cages. That was proven to be a lie. But, they continue to repeat it every day. I don’t if they are aware that it was proven to be a lie or if they know it isn’t true. But, don’t care. They have been saying “There is not an emergency at the border”. But, they voted to send more money down there this week anyway.

  13. The planet could be, according to the Beatles’ song “Nowhere Man”, the “Nowhere Land” where the “Nowhere Men” come-up with “Nowhere Plans” for nobody!!

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