‘People Need Help’: AOC Slams Trump’s Economic Adviser for Saying Stimulus Not Needed, Economy’s Doing Fine

SourceNewsweek
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

In a Wednesday evening tweet, Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized President Donald Trump's economic adviser Stephen Moore for calling a stimulus package to aid Americans during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic unnecessary because "the economy is doing fine.""I don't see Republicans budging on the blue state bailout," Moore said, according to Jeff Stein, White House economics reporter for The Washington Post. "The economy is doing fine—much better than anyone expected."Responding to Moore's comment, Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet which read, "30 million people in this country are at risk of eviction. Millions of people are unemployed or underemployed from cut-back hours. The economy is not the stock market.

We are NOT doing fine. People need help in red states and blue, & our job is to help everyone. This is basic."In a Wednesday evening tweet, Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted White House economic advisor Stephen Moore's comment calling a coronavirus stimulus bill a "blue state bailout." In this August 24, 2020 photo, Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. Tom Williams / Pool / AFP/Getty Moore made his comment as numerous states are issuing new restrictions or outright shutdowns on restaurants and other businesses and public venues ...read more...