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Conway was asked about recent remarks by Trump where he said most economists don’t believe a recession is looming for the country and whether she knew which specific economists the president was referring to.
“Yes, I do. But I’d like to know where you’re getting your information from, because it’s nice to see the media finally cover the Trump economy. You seem to cover it only when you can use the Sesame Street word of the day: ‘recession,'” Conway said. “So you’re using a tweet here or a report there, or an economist’s words here and there. The fact is, the fundamentals of our economy are very strong.”
"The fact is, the fundamentals of our economy are very strong," White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says, amid economic signs that some say point toward a possible recession. https://t.co/NUACkQeVTF pic.twitter.com/6EOczwngAk— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2019
Conway appears to be referring to the “Word of the Day” segment on Sesame Street.
On Monday, the Associated Press reported that 34 percent of economists polled by the National Association for Business Economics think a recession could hit the country by the end of 2021, up from 25 percent who said the same thing in February.
Conway’s Sesame Street quip was mocked by some on Twitter.
I got your Sesame Street lesson right here. pic.twitter.com/rCAoCd30sB— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) August 19, 2019
I can do Sesame Street too. pic.twitter.com/fhZoXzO7za— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) August 19, 2019
The 2008 Recession certainly didn’t feel like we were living on Sesame Street.— LilYellowGirl (@lilyellowgirl) August 19, 2019
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).