Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney took aim at the Democrats running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday, torching them for not accepting the fact that the economy is humming like a well-tuned car.
While appearing on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Janine Pirro,” the former South Carolina representative and Mulvaney Director of the Office of Management and Budget boasted about the booming economy under the Trump administration
He pointed out the 49-year-low in unemployment, quipping that the last time “unemployment was this low” was when he “was one.”
Mulvaney went on to laud the success of the economy, pointing out the “three threes” of the economy — gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment, and wage growth — before bashing the Democrats running for president as seeming to be unable to accept the amazing economy.
“I watch some of the Democrats running for president, and they’re on TV, and I keep wondering what are they talking about? They’re talking about plants closing, and people losing their jobs, and wages going down. And all of that, the exact opposite of that is happening.”
“So it’s fascinating to watch everybody get richer. The wage increases have actually been focused at the bottom-end of the scale, so we’re lifting people out of poverty and into the middle class,” the acting White House chief continued on.
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“It’s everything that [President] Donald Trump said would happen from his policies,” added Mulvaney. “And it’s just fun to sit back and watch it happen.”
The Commerce Department announced on Friday that the first quarter of the economy saw a robust 3.2 percent GDP growth, an unemployment rate drop to 3.6 percent — the lowest in 49 years —, and wage growth rise to 3.2 percent.
As IJR Red reported, 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) floundered her answer when asked if Trump deserved credit for the economy, first attempting to credit former President Barack Obama before falling back on claims of Trump being “chaotic” and complaining about his “mean tweet[s].”