posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 07:49 PM
Welch to MSNBC: I stand by my tweet
In a face-off with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Friday afternoon, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch refused to take back his accusation that the
Obama administration rigged the Labor Department’s jobs report.
“These numbers defy logic. They defy logic. We do not have a 4 to 5 percent booming economy,” Welch told Matthews.
Matthews grilled Welch over the tweet.
“This is an assertion that there was Jimmy-ing with the numbers, that there was corruption here, an infiltration or getting to — it’s not funny,
Jack,” Matthews said. “You’re talking about the president of the United States playing with the Bureau of Labor statistics number. This is Nixon
stuff. This is what Nixon did back in the old days.”
“Chris, don’t lose it now,” Welch said.
“I’m not losing it. Look at my face. I’m not losing it,” Welch said.
“I can’t see your face,” Welch said.
“Do you want to take back the charge that there was corruption here?” Matthews said.
“No, I don’t want to take back one word in that tweet,”
“Those that don’t like to agree with me say that I am old and senile but it is about asking questions. Does the economy feel like the
employment has improved by 6 percent in the last 60 days?
” Welch said on Fox.
Welch to MSNBC: I stand by my tweet By KEVIN CIRILLI | 10/5/12 6:04 PM EDT Updated: 10/5/12 6:37 PM EDT
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