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GOP has not done a good job of selling economic achievements, says ex-Trump adviser

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeath toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 48: authorities Graham backs bill to protect Mueller Denham loses GOP seat in California MORE's former campaign adviser Stephen Moore said Monday that Republicans have not done a good enough job of selling the strength of the U.S. economy to voters.

"Republicans have won the battle, but they aren't winning the public relations battle here," Moore told Hill.TV co-hosts Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising."

"The economy is extremely strong," he said. "This is probably the strongest economy in 30 years."

"Everywhere you go from Portland, Ore., to Portland, Maine, all you see in cities [are] cranes, buildings, you know, factories, warehouses, apartment buildings, condos," he added. "It's the biggest construction boom in the United States history right now."

The unemployment rate in September fell to 3.7 percent, a 49-year low, and employers added 134,000 jobs that month, according to figures from the Labor Department released in early October.

"Republicans haven't done a great job of selling and connecting the dots" to tell Americans that GOP policies "have created this incredible boom," he added.

Trump has repeatedly touted economic growth under his administration, saying his policies have spurred economic gains, many of which began during the Obama administration.

Democrats say low- and middle-class workers are suffering from the effects of wage stagnation, increasing health-care costs and a lack of congressional action to boost infrastructure projects.

“After two years under total GOP control of Washington, health costs and prescription drug costs are rising, real wages are stagnant, and huge infrastructure needs have been left unmet,” House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiGraham backs bill to protect Mueller Clyburn says some critics are using race to oppose his leadership bid Congress can unite on global affairs MORE (D-Calif.) said earlier this month.

— Julia Manchester