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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 TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE has repeatedly lauded during his presidency.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad 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 Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly 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 WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks 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 YangMedia and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' Andrew Yang moving to Georgia to help Democrats in Senate runoffs 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.