'You Didn't Build That' Part II? Hillary Tries to Walk Back Jobs Remark
"Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
That's the comment from last week that Hillary Clinton is now attempting to clarify after generating a lot of criticism.
At another campaign rally Monday, Clinton said she had "short-handed" her argument about trickle-down economic policies having been a failure.
“Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in America and workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out — not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas," said the former First Lady.
Charles Krauthammer took on Clinton on "Special Report" for trying to walk back the statement. He said President Obama botched the argument with his "you didn't build that" remark in 2012, but Hillary's statement "was even worse."
He said it's more evidence that the Democrats "overestimate her skill as a politician."
“If you can’t make the elementary liberal argument about the role of government without having this ridiculous statement that jobs are not created by corporations, then you are not going to be a good candidate, as she showed in 08," said Krauthammer, pointing out Clinton's previous gaffe about being "broke" after leaving the White House and not being able to pay mortgages on multiple properties.
"If you're going to plead poverty, you don't refer to your homes in the plural. That's pretty elementary. She's not getting the elementary stuff," he said.
Watch Charles' take below and the "Outnumbered" panel's discussion above about how big of a gaffe this is for Clinton.
Andrea Tantaros pointed out that Obama was still re-elected after the 2012 "you didn't build that" comment.