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.”