Bartiromo knocks view of 'elites' during campaign

Fox Business host Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoFBN's Bartiromo: Restarting economy should be 'second or third priority' behind beating coronavirus Kennedy Center to furlough 60 percent of staff, details plans for spending stimulus funds Louisiana Republican: People upset at 'spending porn on pet projects' in latest stimulus bill MORE slammed the establishment and members of the media Sunday, saying they failed to see the economic issues that mattered to Americans during the presidential campaign.

“Obviously the elites, the establishment, the media, they had no idea what the people wanted and had no idea where the people were in terms of economic issues, in particular jobs,” Bartiromo said on the "Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM in New York.

The "Mornings with Maria" host emphasized that the 2016 election was about "the working man and woman."


“I think it was very much about the working man and woman. And I think there’s a big portion of the population out there who was saying, 'You know that, I’m the forgotten man and woman. I’m the one who has not seen their wages move in 20 years,’” she told host John Catsimatidis.

The Fox Business host noted that investors are seeing that “the Trump plan is a growth plan,” and the incoming administration’s changes will pass through because of the “Republican sweep.”

“Businesses are sitting on cash because, before the election, they didn’t know what was around the corner. They were getting just strangled by regulations,” she said.