Obama adviser David Axelrod repeatedly attempted to dodged questions form Candy Crowley, host of CNN’s State of the Union about President Obama’s backtracking Friday on his earlier comments that the “private sector is doing fine.”
Axelrod instead attempted to shift focus to the 4.3 million jobs he says the Obama administration has created since 2009.
“I agree with the president who called the press conference on Friday to say that we need to take a series of very urgent steps to accelerate job creation in this country because we have storm clouds rolling in from Europe, so, Candy, the press conference was called to press for hiring,” Axelrod said.
Axelrod also said that the nation needs to “accelerate job creation in the private sector.”
Axelrod continued to go off topic: “One of the ways that we can do that is putting teachers and firefighters and police back to work because those are good middle class jobs.”
Crowley immediately responding saying those were public-sector jobs. But Axelrod continued,saying:
“But that will help accelerate the recovery.”