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

Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceTrump teases order requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions When will telling the truth in politics matter again? Trump downplays COVID-19's mortality rate in US MORE challenged President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE’s senior economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry 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 WarrenDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election 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 SandersThe Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election Warren urges investment in child care workers amid pandemic Progressive candidate Bush talks about her upset primary win over Rep. Clay 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.