Fox News host Jesse Watters of “Watters’ World” explained to his viewers on Saturday night why exactly three different economic models used by Moody’s Analytics have predicted an easy electoral win for President Donald Trump come 2020.
“The average middle class family is booming under President Trump,” he said to his viewers, who just happened to include the president (more on this later).
Listen to his full analysis below:
(Source: Fox News)
“Under eight years of President [George W.] Bush, the average middle class family’s income was up only $400,” Watters continued. “Under eight years of President [Barack] Obama, the average middle class family’s income went up $1,000. But after just two-and-a-half years of President Trump, the average middle class family’s income has gone up $5,000. Those aren’t crumbs, Nancy.”
It appears Watters plucked these numbers from a column written last week by economist expert Stephen Moore of The Heritage Foundation.
“Under George W. Bush, the household income gains were a little over $400 in eight years, and under Barack Obama the gains were $1,043,” he wrote. “That was in eight years for each. Under Trump, in less than three years, the extra income is about three times larger.”
“These gains under Trump are so large in such a short period of time that I asked the Senior Research team to triple-check the numbers. Sure enough, on each occasion, the income swing was $5,000,” he added.
Though after factoring in the president’s historic tax cuts, the average middle class family’s income actually wound up about $6,000 higher.
#Fact: We make more money w/#PresidentTrump.@TheDemocrats don’t want us to know that #WeThePeople have received “gigantic income gains” ($5,003) in less than 3 yrs. since Trump became @potus. Under 8 yrs. of Obama we gained only $1043.#KAG #Trump2020 https://t.co/tvr01qVYku
— ⚡️WonderWoman2KAG⚡️ (@WonderWoman2KAG) October 15, 2019
“All stock markets are hitting record highs,” Watters continued on his show. “The S&P, Dow and NASDAQ all up 30 to 40 percent since inauguration, and if you go back to election day, it’s even more. Check your 401(k)s. And unemployment is at a 50-year low, coming in at just 3.5 percent.”
The unemployment rate is so low that foreign journalists have asked the president how their political leaders can emulate America’s success.
Watters then pivoted his attention to the media’s non-existent reaction to these numbers.
“The media’s trying its best to ignore the great economy,” he noted. “The press is pushing Russia, and Ukraine, and impeachment and all these other fake scandals. They want to depress Americans and make Trump look like he’s hanging off of the edge of a cliff or something — like he’s about to lose office.”
He wasn’t kidding.
Case in point:
The week Donald Trump’s presidency crashed and burned — and Republicans have noticed https://t.co/2WBWsKFogl
— Salon (@Salon) October 18, 2019
Things in Washington are as bad as they seem…if not worse.https://t.co/zd3o4N5uoU
— John W. Tomac (@johnwtomac) October 20, 2019
The guardrails are off the Trump presidency! That’s An Understatement! 🤯🤪🤡. ☮️❤️😎 https://t.co/iO3YWNo0U6
— T Bohn (@TheTBohn) October 18, 2019
“He has lost sight of the national interest in pursuit of his own political interests.”https://t.co/6LQ5MMLY0J
— Erin landus (@erin_landus) October 16, 2019
Note the use of the phrase “beginning of the end” …
If it sounds familiar, here’s why:
Meanwhile, in reality, the president’s job approval and favorability ratings remain close to his historic averages.
“This is just noise,” Watters said as his monologue concluded. “Tune it out. You know how you feel. Don’t let the left make you go crazy. They’re the ones going crazy. Just look at them. They’ve totally lost it. And just wait until they lose again.”
His commentary was delivered days after Moody’s issued a report announcing that, based on its projections, the president is likely to surpass his performance in the 2016 presidential election and win in next year’s election with an even wider margin.
The firm specifically found via its “Pocketbook Model” that the president will likely win with 351 to 187 electoral votes, with its “Stock Market Model” that the president will likely win with 289 to 249 electoral votes and via its “Unemployment Model” that the president will likely win with 332 to 206 electoral votes.
“Our ‘pocketbook’ model is the most economically driven of the three,” the report reads. “If voters were to vote primarily on the basis of their pocketbooks, the president would steamroll the competition. This shows the importance that prevailing economic sentiment at the household level could hold in the next election.”
“Steamrolling Back to White House?
Forget polls check out study of three economic models show President trump winning in 2020 including one that says…the president would steamroll the competition, taking home 351 electoral votes to the Democrats’ 187https://t.co/GdnWCRYWA9
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) October 15, 2019
“If the economy a year from now is the same as it is today, or roughly so, then the power of incumbency is strong and Trump’s election odds are very good, particularly if Democrats aren’t enthusiastic and don’t get out to vote,” Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics and co-author of the report, said in a statement.
Or as Watters said earlier in his Saturday broadcast: “It’s the economy, stupid.”
You can rest assured that the president heard his message loud and clear:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
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