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Steve Hilton said establishment Democrats have been "dead wrong" on the economy, and Republicans can use that to their advantage in the midterm elections.

On "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday, Hilton pointed to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's now-infamous characterization of companies' tax cut bonuses as "crumbs," which he said exemplifies Democrats' "ridiculous, elitist attitude."

He said Republicans were wise to capitalize on Pelosi's much-criticized remark, pointing to a Republican congressman's proposed CRUMBS Act, which would make bonuses received by workers in 2018 tax-free up to $2,500.

He said Democrats didn't understand the economic pain many Americans were in, so they were blindsided by President Trump's election win.

Since Trump took office, Democrats have resisted everything the administration has done to improve the economy, Hilton said.

"Now, when you see the good news coming through -- the increase in jobs, the increase in full-time jobs, the increase in wages after years of stagnation -- they have nothing to say," Hilton said. "Good news for the American worker is bad news for the Democrats."

He said Democrats simply have no message on the economy, which is why they fall back on the Russia investigation and anti-Trump rhetoric.

He said Republicans, on the other hand, have a strong economic message heading into the midterm elections.

"They should make the point not only that their policies are delivering good news for American workers, but the Democrats opposed [them]. And if they get back in power, those tax cuts will be taken away, those jobs will go away," Hilton said. "And that's the message that could do really well later this year in the elections."

Check out "The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton" on Sundays at 9pm ET on Fox News Channel. 


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