White House adviser Kellyanne Conway invoked Sesame Street while responding to a question about the economy on Monday, saying that journalists “seem to cover it only when you can use the Sesame Street word of the day: recession.”
Consumer sentiment, which Conway touted, decreased 6.4 percent according to preliminary figures published Friday, dropping to its lowest level since January. “The fundamentals of the economy are very strong,” Conway said, adding that “it’s nice to see the media finally cover the Trump economy.”
She touted job mobility in her remarks, which echoed statements offered on Sunday by National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, who downplayed the possibility of a recession by pointing to a 0.7 percent increase in retail sales from June to July.
Kellyanne Conway: “It’s nice to see the media finally cover the Trump economy. You seem to cover it only when you can use the Sesame Street word of the day, ‘recession’… The fact is, the fundamentals of our economy are very strong, and you know it.” pic.twitter.com/q6X8PtZ5N8
— The Hill (@thehill) August 19, 2019