On today’s Your World, Donald Trump came on to bash President Obama’s economic speech. Stuart Varney introduced him as a “pitchman extraordinaire,” even though his companies have filed for bankruptcy four times (in 1991,1992,2004,and 2009). What a guy to talk about the economy right? And since he has already made a fool out of himself (except on Fox News) over his utterly discredited birtherism, what a guy to come up with a “fair and balanced” review! Sure enough, Trump came up with a new conspiracy theory, that it’s President Obama’s “choice” to have many Americans out of work.
“Maybe the problem is not the President’s pitch, but his product, what say you?” Varney “asked.”
Well, it’s very sad because it’s all talk, no action. You know the expression all talk, no action? This is a case of it. This has been going on for years. I’ve been hearing the same speeches for years. This was a really long one.
…You could’ve actually turned on a tape recorder in the old fashioned words and just sort of repeated it. …We don’t need speeches, we need action. We need people that are going to get the Republicans together and the Democrats together, and everybody sit down and lock the door and get something done. …That speech was so long, I just read parts of it, and goes on for pages and pages and I have no idea how long it lasted in terms of minutes, but it was a seriously long speech.
Later, Varney asked “Do you think that the President is likely at all to change course?”
Well he’s going to have to change course if we’re going to get this country going again. …The people in the country, many of them are not working. And that’s both by their choice and actually by his choice. There’s a lot of incentive not to work because you can do better sometimes if you don’t work than if you do, and we’re going to have to change the incentives in this country to get people back to work, and to get people wanting to work again, because a lot of them just don’t want to work. They do better if they don’t work.
Let’s see, whining about the length of the speech, when he has a two-hour show of his own on NBC, whining about people not wanting to work (without giving any proof) and laying more blame at the President’s desk than Congress. The Republicans control the House, and can filibuster in the Senate. Varney didn’t ask about Congress’ role in this.
Um, maybe a college freshman after sitting in his Econ 101 class for 15 minutes? I’m sure the student is far better educated in the subject than Trump is. (The student also probably has a minimum wage job to help him pay for his classes and textbooks unlike