By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso spent a portion of the long holiday weekend touting President Donald Trump’s leadership on Fox News with host Charles Payne.
When Payne mentioned that unemployment had fallen to 8.4% in August, lower than originally predicted, Barrasso credited the improvement to Trump and Congressional Republicans working to get Americans back to work.
“The experts were all wrong,” the senator said. “They said we’d still be at 16% unemployment. We still have a ways to go. You heard (presidential candidate) Joe Biden say he would shut down the economy. That’s a mindless thing to do.”
Barrasso said he expected Schumer and Pelosi to block an coronavirus upcoming aid package that would include paycheck protection and would help people get back to work. He joked that the Democratic Party leaders thought the party would do better in the upcoming general election if “more people are suffering.”
While making a jab at Pelosi’s recent controversy involving a visit to a California hair salon, Barrasso said the speaker would look like a Disney villain if she shot down the aid package.
“This is Nancy Pelosi as Cruella de Vil saying ‘No’ to a paycheck protection for workers and small businesses all around the country,” he said. “But at the same time, telling one small business they should open, but only open for her. This is a sign of contempt for the American workers.”