Economist Fact Checks Fox News Anchor Live On Air: ‘Check the Numbers’
Fox News anchor Sandra Smith on Tuesday apparently thought she had Austan Goolsbee dead-to-rights on the economic growth claims he made on-air, only for the economist to retort with a fact-check, telling her to “check the numbers.”
Goolsbee, a former economic adviser to President Barack Obama, was brought on to discuss Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s latest tax plan, which features the ex-veep proposing tax hikes on wealthy individuals and businesses.
The interview soon devolved into a contentious debate about the economic benefits of President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts, prompting Goolsbee to note that many of the president’s promises of wage and economic growth never came to fruition, even before the coronavirus pandemic.
Asked by Smith to “make the case” for Biden’s tax increases on corporations and the wealthy and “why that’s a good thing” for the economy, Goolsbee said part of it is what Biden wants to use the money for before criticizing Trump’s policies.
Watch the video above, via Fox News.
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