Politics

Brit Hume: Obama ‘doesn’t get how the whole system works’

On this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday,” network senior political analyst Brut Hume took a couple of jabs at President Barack Obama.

According to Hume, there is a disconnect between Obama and how the economy works.

“The president and his team seem to think that the idea of creating wealth is unrelated to creating jobs,” Hume said. “Every business person who runs a hamburger stand understands you are trying to make a profit, and that the business of making a profit has jobs as a bi-product. Not as if there is a favorite industry called ‘Jobs R Us,’ which is in the business for the purpose of creating jobs.”

Hume went on to explain why that “disconnect” calls into question Obama’s grasp of the economy.

“That isn’t how it works, and I think it makes the president sound to people who are not deeply sophisticated about Wall Street like he doesn’t get how the whole system works,” he continued. “I think it may in fact be true that he doesn’t get how the whole system works.”

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