On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, the eponymous host asked Mitt Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom “How big of a deal do you people plan to make” of President Barack Obama‘s controversial claim that the “private sector is doing fine.”
Mitchell addressed Obama’s remarks from last week, saying that we know “he meant that the private sector was doing better than the public sector.” She then asked Fehrnstrom, “how big a deal do you people plan to make of this?”
Fehrnstrom, seemingly unaffected by Mitchell’s use of “you people,” answered:
I don’t know what he meant. I only know what he said. He said the private sector is doing fine. That’s not the case; not when GDP growth has been revised downward in the first quarter. You need time-lapse photography to detect any movement at all in this slow-growing economy. I think the big problem here is that the first rule of a turn-around is to recognize the magnitude of the problem you’re facing, but if the president thinks the private sector is doing fine, as he says, then he’s not going to take the steps necessary to lead a real economic recovery.
Check out the clip below, via MSNBC:
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