Fox guest parrots Trump's claim that investigating him hurts the economy

Fox guest parrots Trump's claim that investigating him hurts the economy

Brad Blakeman: "They don't give this president a break. He can't do anything right, so they therefore do nothing."

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From the February 6 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): I want to give you more from the State of the Union message from last night, President Trump speaking about the economy. Roll tape.

[BEGIN VIDEO]

DONALD TRUMP (PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES): An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous, partisan investigations.

[END VIDEO]

VARNEY: Now let's pick up on that, "ridiculous, partisan investigations." Brad Blakeman is here, former deputy assistant to Bush 43. Is there a connection between vigorous investigations, partisan investigations, and the state of the the economy? 

BRAD BLAKEMAN (FORMER DEP. ASST. TO GEORGE W. BUSH): Absolutely. Because it gets -- it handcuffs the president. It retards his ability to govern, and govern effectively. Congress is fine. They should do their oversight. The problem is when they're so singularly focused. We can't get anything done, legislatively; they're not governing, they're investigating. That's not what they should be doing. They should be acting in good faith with a president who was duly elected. They were against this president from the beginning. It continues the resistance -- the president used that in the State of the Union, that word, specifically. But they don't give this president a break. He can't do anything right, so they therefore do nothing. 

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