Fox Host Blasts Trump WH For Its Lack Of Empathy For American Workers
Fox News host Neil Cavuto criticized Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin’s comments on unemployment numbers being “not relevant” in the coronavirus crisis, reported by Raw Story.
“Mr. Secretary, they are relevant,” Cavuto urged in response to Mnuchin’s words, “Those are 3.25 million Americans that don’t have jobs anymore.”
“And you might look at them as aberration,” he added. “But they matter to those people because you know what? They don’t have jobs!”
In an interview with CNBC on Thursday morning, Mnuchin tried to downplay the seriousness of the historic numbers of unemployment released on the same day.
"I just think these numbers right now are not relevant, and whether they're bigger or smaller in the short-term," he said. "The good thing about this bill is the president is protecting those people, so now with these plans, small businesses hopefully will be able to hire back a lot of those people.
Cavuto condemned Mnuchin’s attitude, saying: “Tone is everything. That’s a very dismissive, condescending — just a dumb ass tone.”
Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino added, “The tone of the Trump administration early on was to beat the pandemic fears, to basically say that people shouldn’t worry about going out to do what they are doing, but that has changed…When you live in ivory tower, you don’t know how average people live.”
“You’ve got to choose your words very carefully,” Cavuto commented. “They are human beings who are desperately looking for something.”