Democrats say Trump economy is not working for most Americans

Democrats say Trump economy is not working for most Americans
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Toward the beginning of Thursday's Democratic presidential primary debate, the seven candidates went after the current state of the economy, something the President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE has repeatedly lauded during his presidency.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel MORE said that despite the growing economy, the middle class was suffering. 

"The middle class is getting killed; the middle class is getting crushed," former Vice President Joe Biden argued. "The working class has no way up, as a consequence of that," he added. 

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Biden also cited a statistic, saying that 40 percent of the farmers in the Midwest couldn't pay their bills last year.  

Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The choice: Biden-Harris vs. Trump-Pence California Democrats back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention MORE, Mayor of South Bend, Ind., had similar views regarding the American middle class.

"Where I live, folks aren't measuring the economy by how the Dow Jones is doing, they're measuring the economy by how they're doing," Buttigieg said. 

"There is not one county in the United States of America where someone working full-time, at the minimum wage, can afford a two-bedroom apartment," he added.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Markey riffs on JFK quote in new ad touting progressive bona fides Howard Kurtz: Kamala Harris 'getting walk on water coverage' by media after VP pick MORE (D-Mass.) chimed in with her thoughts about the demographic as well. 

"America's middle class is being hollowed out," Warren said. "Working families and poor people are being left behind."

Businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump threatens Postal Service funding l Biden proposes national mask mandate l Democratic convention takes shape Bloomberg to speak at Democratic convention Allegations roil progressive insurgent's House bid MORE was critical of the economy in a different way, noting how despite the record levels of GDP and corporate profit, financial insecurity and student loan debt are also at all-time highs.