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MSNBC Guest: ‘Total Disconnect’ Between Obama’s Rhetoric and Economy

Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Carol Lee told Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough Wednesday morning that there was a “total disconnect” between President Barack Obama’s statements about the improving economy and the feeling amongst the American populace.

The comments were in response to an NBC News/WSJ poll showing the public felt dissatisfied with the economy by 2-1 margin, despite a strong second quarter GDP growth and months of steady employment gains.

“If you look at what the president is saying, what his message is publicly, there’s a total disconnect between clearly what the American public feels and what he is saying is going on in the economy,” Lee said. “On Friday he came out and said things are getting better. Clearly people don’t feel that way.”

“What the White House has to contend with is how you match the president’s rhetoric and how he’s approaching the public on this issue with what you’re seeing in this poll, which is that people are not feeling good about the future,” Lee added. “The 79% of people who think their kid’s future is not going to be better than their own — that’s a huge number.”

Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:

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