Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren went after former President Barack Obama for a second time in two weeks in an interview with The Guardian.
At the end of his presidency, President Obama claimed he grew the economy 11.5 percent than at its highest prior the 2007-2008 financial crisis and put forth statistics that show economy generated almost 15 million new jobs in a period of 75 consecutive months.
“I think President Obama, like many others in both parties, talk about a set of big national statistics that look shiny and great but increasingly have giant blind spots,” she told the Guardian. “That GDP, unemployment, no longer reflect the lived experiences of most Americans.”
She went on to say, “And the lived experiences of most Americans is that they are being left behind in this economy. Worse than being left behind, they’re getting kicked in the teeth.”
Warren also took whack at her own party, saying, “I think there are real differences between the Republicans and the Democrats here in the United States.”
She added, “The Republicans have clearly thrown their lot in with the rich and the powerful, but so have a lot of Democrats.”
Warren previously criticized President Obama last week when asked about the former president’s paid speech to a large Wall St. bank. Warren said she was “troubled by that.”
Lord, help me to hold my tongue so that I don’t say something I can’t take back. Amen… https://t.co/wqDK6iMLjM
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 30, 2017
Liberal columnist and activist Van Jones suggested President Obama do a “poverty tour” before he delivers any more speeches to Wall Street, but New York Times columnist Charles Blow appeared to take issue with that idea.