Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., admitted the economy under President Donald Trump is "doing well" in a new interview, but said it's part of a "rebound" from the 2008 recession — not a product of Trump's policies.
"The economy is doing well. And I'm sure I don't have to give Trump any credit. I'm sure he will take all the credit that he wants," Sanders, a leading Democratic candidate for president, told ABC News.
"But what we should also know is that what we are looking at is a 10-year rebound from the Wall Street crash of 2008."
Sanders then took a shot at the 2017 tax cuts law, which Democrats have slammed as benefiting the wealthy and corporations.
"I do not believe Trump's massive tax breaks for billionaires [are] the cause of the good economy," he said.
"When you talk about good economy … talk to the workers who are making $9 an hour or $10 an hour. … The truth is that half of the people in this country today, despite the good economy, are living paycheck to paycheck — and millions of people are working two or three jobs just to put food on the table."
In the most recent jobs report, unemployment was at a nearly 50-year low of 3.6%.
© 2023 Newsmax. All rights reserved.