Gretchen Carlson, FOX News: Unemployment has gone up precipitously since he took office.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC Chair: That is simply not true. In fact, unemployment has now dropped below 9%. It’s continuing to drop. He’s been focused on —
Carlson: It’s higher than when they promised the stimulus would lower it to 8%.
Wasserman Schultz: You see, that narrative doesn’t work for you anymore, though, because —
Carlson: It’s not my narrative. I’m just talking about facts.
Wasserman Schultz: You just said the unemployment rate is going up since Obama took office, and it hasn’t.
Carlson: Is unemployment higher since President Obama took office?
Wasserman Schultz: What’s happened since President Obama took office —
Carlson: Is unemployment higher than when he took office?
Wasserman Schultz: Unemployment is nearing right around where it was when President Obama took office and it’s dropping. You just said it’s been increasing and that’s not true.
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