Ingraham on Biden's Criticism of Trump Economy: If You Can't Beat Him, Change the Scoring
Laura Ingraham opened her show Monday night by calling out former Vice President Joe Biden for his criticism of President Trump on the economy.
"I think we have to rethink how we define what constitutes a successful economy," Biden told supporters at a rally in Pittsburgh.
Ingraham said Biden's arguments sound like he's urging voters not to use "traditional metrics" to judge the economy under President Trump.
"Well, that's convenient, right? If you can't beat him, as in Trump's economic numbers, just change the way everything is scored because by traditional metrics, GDP, wage growth, unemployment numbers and the stock market, Trump should be a lock for 2020," said Ingraham.
She recalled when economists and "so-called experts" like Paul Krugman predicted an economic collapse after Trump won the election in 2016.
"Well, what happened to that?" she asked, arguing that Biden would reverse Trump's successful "America first" trade policies and jobs would once again be "off-shored."
"Bye-bye to the tariffs that have forced cheating countries to the table. And Biden would ditch all the protections for American workers, like the USMCA. So, if you're one of the 450,000 Americans with a new manufacturing job, your future will be far from certain under Biden," Ingraham said.
She said Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will be back at the White House Tuesday to meet with Trump about a massive infrastructure package.
"Make no mistake. This whole routine on Tuesday is as much about setting the narrative for 2020 as it is about getting something done that is traditionally a bipartisan effort, infrastructure," said Ingraham, explaining that Democrats want to run on a message of supporting American workers against "rich executives."
Watch the full "Angle" monologue above.