Fox's Chris Wallace pushes back on Trump economic adviser: 'Let me interrupt your campaign speech'

Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceTrump's tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party Top Democrat blasts Trump's 'racist tweet' about progressive congresswomen Conway: House investigations are 'combovers doing a do-over' MORE challenged President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE’s senior economic adviser Larry KudlowLawrence (Larry) Alan KudlowMORE on Sunday over the White House official's optimistic view of the economy and accused Kudlow of launching into a “campaign speech.”

Kudlow was responding to a request from Wallace to react to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJulián Castro is behind in the polls, but he's finding a niche Gabbard arrives in Puerto Rico to 'show support' amid street protests Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall MORE’s (D-Mass.) and other 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls' recent criticism of Trump’s economic policies. 

Kudlow said he didn’t understand “what planet they’re describing” after Wallace aired a clip of Warren denouncing policies that she said benefit the wealthy and not the middle class or lower class.

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The Trump administration official boasted about the unemployment rate and recent stock market growth before Wallace pushed back, saying, “Let me interrupt your campaign speech.”

“It’s not a campaign speech,” Kudlow retorted. “I’m citing facts and figures, my friend.”

Wallace then pointed to income inequality in America, playing a clip of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard arrives in Puerto Rico to 'show support' amid street protests Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall Sanders unveils plan to guarantee the 'right to a secure retirement' MORE (I-Vt.) speaking on the wealth gap during last week’s Democratic debate.

"All I'm saying is this: I don't think there's any question, you would agree, and there are ... there is clearly a stark income inequality in this country," Wallace added.

He then challenged Kudlow to give a 30-second answer on how Trump would reduce the wealth gap between the rich and the poor in the U.S..

“I would simply say this: The economy is strong. The narrative I’m hearing from the other side, it just ain’t so,” Kudlow told Wallace.