Valerie Jarrett Suggested Americans Owe Obama A Debt Of Gratitude, The Reason Why? Barack Is The Real Reason For Low Unemployment (IC Y MI)
Senior advisor to former President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, stated to CNN that she feels that while President Donald Trump does deserve “some credit” for the current (2018) positive economic report, she went on to say that that former President Barack Obama was actually the one who is behind the record low unemployment rates that we are seeing throughout the entire country today.
Jarrett was being interviewed on national television by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. Camerota questioned Jarrett as to whether or not she was willing and ready to “give” President Trump “credit” for the country’s current 3.9% unemployment rate, which was a recent low point.
Camerota questioned Jarrett, “The breaking news that we just had moments ago were the new job numbers, the lowest in anybody’s memory, 3.9 percent unemployment rate. It’s been 15 months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Do you give him credit for that?”
“Look, I think we have to look at it over a longer horizon than that. If you think about what the economy was like when President Obama took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month,” answered Jarrett.
“Under his watch the unemployment rate dropped in half and it’s encouraging to see that we’re continuing to make progress,” she continued.
Washington Examiner reports:
Former President Barack Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett dodged on giving President Trump credit for the lowest unemployment rate in almost two decades.
he Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday (May 2018) that the U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs in April, pushing the unemployment rate down to 3.9 percent, the lowest since 2000.
When asked on CNN’s “New Day” if Jarrett gives Trump credit for that, she deferred to giving Obama credit for starting the trend.
Take a look at the interview in the video below:
Jarrett was implying that we all owe Barack a debt of gratitude for his economic policies, which, tho antithetical to Trump’s, she claims were the foundation and cause of Trump’s ‘continued’ success.
On “Late Night with Stephen Colbert,” former Vice President under Barack Obama, turned presidential hopeful, Joe Biden spoke about appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court, but it didn’t end there.
Biden and Colbert discussed the matter, with Biden insisting that if he won the Democratic presidential nomination, beating out incumbent President Donald Trump, he wouldn’t hesitate in appointing Obama to the Supreme Court.
“Have you called [Obama] for advice [on the campaign]?” Colbert questioned the former Vice President. “Would you appoint him to the Supreme Court?”
Biden happily answered with a smile, “Hell yes! [But] I don’t think he’d do it. … He’s fully qualified.”
Colbert answered, “Have you asked Michelle Obama for advice?”
Biden came back with a quip, “Only to be my vice president. I mean …”
The crowd laughed and applauded, to which Biden responded “I’m only joking! Michelle, I’m joking! That was a joke.”
I sure hope Biden was only joking, in my opinion, all Michelle has experience in is being a spoiled, entitled, America bashing elitist.
Take a look:
Later on in the interview, Colbert asked the presidential hopeful where he was planning on running, to which Biden answered, “Charlottesville.”
More on the interview from Fox News:
Former Vice President Joe Biden was pressed by “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert about his series of gaffes on Wednesday night, stressing that he doesn’t get other things wrong like “locking kids up in cages at the border.”
Colbert began by listing some of Biden’s most recent eyebrow-raising remarks, including when he confused New Hampshire for Vermont, said that Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated in the “late seventies,” and when he told a crowd he wasn’t “going nuts.”
“Follow up question… are you going nuts?” Colbert asked
“Look, the reason why I came on the Jimmy Kimmel Show is because I’m not,” Biden joked.
Biden said it’s “fair” to go after political figures “for anything,” but attempted to differentiate that his gaffes have not been about a “substantive issue.” He then pointed to his recent military story blunder as an example.
OPINION| Former Vice President Joe Biden has been giving lip service on the campaign trail to working with Republicans, which in turn has earned him a lot of criticism from the anti-Trump Democratic party faithful.
During today’s so called “Poor People’s Summit” Biden doubled down on his position that Democrats have to work with Republicans, or if that’s not possible then as he put it, start a “real physical revolution.”
Transcript Via Mediaite:
MSNBC’s Joy Reid, one of the moderators, told Biden at one point the initiatives he’s proposing would wind up in the Senate, currently run by Republicans. She asked, “How would you get past either a majority-Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering you had when you were vice president?”
“Joy, I know you’re one of the ones that thinks it’s naive to think we have to work together,” Biden responded. “The fact of the matter is if we can’t get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive.”
“You have to go out and beat these folks if they don’t agree with you by making your case,” he continued, saying the president should be able to persuade the public
“If you start off with the notion there’s nothing you can do, well, why don’t you all go home then?” Biden said. “Or let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it. Because we have to be able to change what we’re doing within our system.”