Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez appeared on MSNBC to discuss President Trump’s first monthly jobs reports, during which he admitted that he failed as Secretary of Labor to end wage stagnation.
Perez previously served as secretary of labor in the Obama administration, and would appear on cable news programs following the release of jobs numbers to tout the administration’s success.
However, DNC Chair Perez now goes on cable news programs to attack President Trump’s jobs report for its alleged failings.
Perez argued that President Trump’s policies had little to do with the success of his first jobs report, and that the economy was still on strong footing because of the Obama administration.
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked Perez: if this was the case, how come so many Americans decided they wanted change in the 2016 election, despite the strong economy that President Obama had created?
“We have a lot of work to do on wages, and our economy remains out of balance. Very rich people have gotten even wealthier, and all too many people who need the raise the most haven’t gotten it,” Perez told Ruhle.
Perez served as secretary of labor for the past four years, and the issue of wage stagnation would have fell upon him, something he conceded in this interview that he did not accomplish.
This admission by Perez doesn’t bode well for a Democratic Party that’s in transition, and attempting to reach out to voters that were negatively affected by Perez’s policies.
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