Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), one of the leaders of ‘the resistance’ to the Trump administration, claimed at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday that President Trump has been bad for the economy.
This claim came less than a week after a jobs report showed that the U.S. economy exceeded expectations and added more than 220,000 jobs in the month of June.
“Trump made many big promises to Americans about ushering in a new level of economic prosperity in America,” she said. “Let’s look at what Trump has actually done when it comes to our economy. None of it is good.”
Waters then listed various steps the Trump administration had taken to reduce regulations and spur business growth as evidence. She also criticized GOP efforts to place some level of government oversight on the Federal Reserve.
A jobs report released last Friday showed that the U.S. economy added 25 percent more jobs than was expected. Even Trump-foe CNN had to admit that the president would keep his promise of adding 25 million jobs over 10 years if economic growth continued on that level.