Obama – "Economy is recovered. 69 months of job growth"
Hillary – "My husband needs to revitalize this economy"
Media – "Hur"
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 16, 2016
As we reported last night, Hillary Clinton said that if elected president she’ll put her husband Bill in charge of “revitalizing” the U.S. economy:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 16, 2016
Josh Earnest was asked about it, and he managed to dance around the point as usual:
Josh Earnest: It’s up to Democrats to decide if they want Bill Clinton as economic czar
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 16, 2016
Asked about B. Clinton as econ czar, @PressSec notes 2012 Dem conv speech, "vision entirely consistent w/ what Pres Obama has fought for"
— Sarah Wheaton (@swheaton) May 16, 2016
Gee, why would “revitalizing” the economy even be necessary?
This is what progress looks like:
14.6 million new jobs ✓
74 straight months of private-sector job growth ✓ pic.twitter.com/XUY4croFT6
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) May 6, 2016
Either the White House is lying about how awesome the economy is, or they’re saying Hillary’s lying about how bad it is.
Besides, Earnest is getting a little ahead of himself: