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

Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceAmash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 Trump labels GOP challengers the 'Three Stooges' Pompeo: Taliban talks are dead 'for the time being' MORE challenged President TrumpDonald John TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty 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 WarrenYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Biden's debate performance renews questions of health On The Money: Democratic candidates lay into Trump on trade | China exempts US soybeans, pork from tariff hikes | Congress set to ignore Trump's wall request in stopgap measure 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.


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 SandersYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Biden's debate performance renews questions of health Saagar Enjeti rips Harris's 'empty promises' 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.