Elizabeth Warren Attacks Obama over His Handling of the Economy

Senator Elizabeth Warren said she and other senators would introduce a bill in January that would require Trump to disclose and divest any financial conflicts of interest before the Republican property tycoon is sworn in as president on January 20

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) attacked former President Barack Obama for the second time in two weeks, this time over his handling of the economy.

“I think President Obama, like many others in both parties, talk about a set of big national statistics that look shiny and great but increasingly have giant blind spots,” Warren told the Guardian. “That GDP, unemployment, no longer reflect the lived experiences of most Americans.”

“And the lived experiences of most Americans is that they are being left behind in this economy. Worse than being left behind, they’re getting kicked in the teeth,” she added.

Obama claimed that by the end of his presidency, he grew the economy 11.5 percent more than at its highest point before the 2007-2008 financial crisis. He cited statistics that show the economy generated 15 million new jobs over a period of 75 consecutive months, with the national unemployment rate falling to 4.7 percent.

Warren also took aim at other Democrats within her party, calling them hypocrites for aligning themselves with the wealthy.

“I think there are real differences between the Republicans and the Democrats here in the United States,” Warren said. “The Republicans have clearly thrown their lot in with the rich and the powerful, but so have a lot of Democrats.”

Warren criticized Obama last week on Sirius XM’s “Alter Family Politics” when she was asked about Obama’s paid speech to Wall Street bank Cantor Fitzgerald.

“I was troubled by that,” Warren said.