Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) criticized Obama after Friday morning’s jobs report fell far below expectations, saying the numbers will make the president a “desperate person.”
“When you’re a desperate person — much the same as a cat being cornered – you’re going to come out and really fight even stronger,” West told Newsmax Friday afternoon. “I think that the president’s policies are failing the American people. We have now hit 40 consecutive months of unemployment in the United States of America at or above 8 percent.”
The May jobs report proved disappointing, with only 69,000 jobs added and the unemployment rate rising to 8.2 percent. Investors responded to the bleak report by running for safety, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its biggest loss since November.