Hillary Clinton told CBS host Charlie Rose in an interview that there is a great deal of fear and insecurity in the United States.
"But, here’s what’s really happening, I believe," Clinton said. "There is a lot of fear in our country. There is economic insecurity."
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Clinton has consistently praised President Obama throughout her campaign for his economic policies. She even said at one of her rallies this primary season that Obama does not get the credit he deserves for helping the economy, ABC reported
During a press conference with reporters Monday afternoon, the Democratic presidential candidate praised Obama for improving the economy and said he "doesn’t get the credit he deserves" for increasing job growth.
"I think that the President has fought incredibly hard from the day he walked in the Oval Office," Clinton said from inside a barn in Concord, New Hampshire, where she was holding a rally. "I think he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for having fought for a recovery that is taking hold."
Clinton lauded Obama for the country’s economic status at the rally. "800,000 jobs a month were being lost when he became president," she said. "We now have job increase."
But Clinton’s comments to Rose paint a different picture of the state of the economy.
"People are concerned about their future, their children’s future," sClinton told Rose. "They believe the economy is not producing the kind of opportunities to be in."
Clinton has previously stated her support for Obama’s economy on her official Facebook page back in November.
President Obama doesn’t get the credit he deserves for strengthening our economy. We need to build on that progress, not go backwards. #GOPDebate
"People are worried and when Americans are worried, they’re looking for answers," she said. "He’s [Donald Trump is] providing simplistic, easy answers."