The Hill's Reid Wilson says Trump faces challenge in claiming credit for economy

Reid Wilson, a campaign reporter for The Hill, said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE will have trouble claiming credit for the economy when voters are not as concerned about it anymore. 

"We're not really talking about the economy as much as we used to because the economy's good, and when things are going well it's not a concern to voters," Reid Wilson told Hill.TV's Joe Concha.

"Voters are concerned about the problems that need to be fixed, not the things that are coming along well," he continued. 

"So Trump may be doing well on the economy, but when voters don't care about the economy as much because they're doing well, it hinders his ability to claim any credit," he said. 

Trump has touted the state of the economy under his administration, most recently trying to rally Republicans ahead of the midterms with the slogan "jobs not mobs." 

The unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent last month, marking a 49-year-low. 

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 43 percent of registered voters said that Republicans handled the economy better, while 28 percent said Democrats handle the economy better. 

— Julia Manchester