Chair of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez threw cold-water on Friday’s sizzling economic statistics over the weekend; bizarrely saying the US recovery was “leaving working families behind” because recent wage growth isn’t “keeping up with inflation.”
“New economic numbers from Friday showed a quarter of a million new jobs, steady unemployment at a 49-year-low… Your statement in response to the numbers was ‘Too many working families have been left behind in the Trump economy.’ What are you talking about?” asked CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“I’m talking about real wage growth… We created more jobs in the last 21 months in the Obama administration than in the first 21 months of the Trump administration. People need to feel if they work a full time job they can afford to feed their families,” fired-back Perez.
TOTAL DENIAL: Tom Perez Says the DEMOCRAT Can STILL WIN Ohio Special Election
DNC chair Tom Perez apparently missed the memo on Ohio’s special election Tuesday; bizarrely suggesting the Democrat challenger could still win despite state officials certifying the Trump-backed candidate’s victory last week.
Perez was speaking during a recent radio interview when he was asked to weigh-in on the Democrats’ chances of retaking control of Congress this fall; saying GOP lawmaker Troy Balderson may “end up being declared the winner.”
“Forty-three seats have flipped from red to blue in places like Oklahoma, Kentucky, across the map,” Perez said, “and we have the most recent election in Ohio, the 12th Congressional District, which is a district Republicans have held for 35 years, and it was a jump ball.”
“By the time they count it, it’ll be election, so don’t take any curtain measurements Mr. Balderson if you end up being declared the winner,” Perez responded.
BILL’S BETRAYAL: Clinton Reportedly Told DNC BOSS to Stay Away from ‘Bernie Folks’
NBC News political reporter Jonathan Allen raised eyebrows throughout the Democratic Party this week, saying former President Bill Clinton instructed DNC boss Tom Perez to “not let the party go to Bernie Sanders folks.”
Allen was speaking with C-SPAN when he made the surprising comment; saying Perez was in the middle of a Democratic tug-of-war between the Clinton camp and the progressive wing led by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“The DNC is unpopular with its own base,” Allen said. “Roughly half the Democratic Party felt like the DNC was unfairly tipping the scales in the last presidential election trying to get Hillary Clinton nominated, trying to hurt Bernie Sanders.”
“Tom Perez is in the middle of that and he’s gotten very clear instructions from Bill Clinton not to let the party go to the Bernie Sanders folks,” he added.
Watch Allen’s stunning comments above.