Politics & Policy

Emanuel Angered by Romney Chicago Video

Mitt Romney’s web video about Chicago’s economy did not charm Rahm Emanuel. From the Chicago Sun-Times:


Emanuel, who spent 18 months as Obama’s White House chief-of-staff, considers Romney’s video taunt the height of hypocrisy and an insult to both Chicago and its presidential resident.

“Because of the tough decisions the president made, discarding all the conventional wisdom that was then spewed around, 1.2 million people today have a job. He didn’t listen to conventional wisdom … drafted by … Mitt Romney, who suggested that … the auto industry and all the related industrial base of America should just go bankrupt,” Emanuel said.

“President Obama doubled down on America. Mitt Romney wanted to see ‘em go bankrupt. And also, I’d just like to note to the [former] governor in case he needs a rendezvous with his record, when he was governor, Massachusetts was 47th out of 50 in job production. In case he forgot that, I’d like to remind him of that.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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