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Psaki: I Wouldn’t Say Economy Has ‘Stalled Out’ Like Hillary Did

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White House Communications Director Jen Psaki responded to Hillary Clinton’s declaration that the economy has “stalled out” by saying “I wouldn’t put it in those terms at all” on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.

Psaki stated, “I don’t think we’d put it in those terms. The fact is that there is more we need to do on the economy and we haven’t been talking about this issue a lot publicly because, as you all know, there’s a lot to talk about happening globally, happening domestically. But the fact is there are a number of components, tax cuts for small businesses, obviously the trade agreement we’re working on that would help.”

When asked if Hillary’s claim that the economy has “stalled out” is wrong, Psaki responded, “I don’t know what statistics she and her team are looking at, there are a range of statistics you can look at, small businesses have grown.”

Psaki was further questioned about whether the White House agrees with Hillary, she said, “I wouldn’t put it in those terms at all. There’s more we need to do. We risk having a growth level that is not where we need it to be if we don’t take more steps to address the economy. And frankly, the trade agreement that we’re talking about is a good example of this, because more than 90% of exporters are small businesses and that’s one of the reasons we’re talking about it.”

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