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Economy 'most important' issue in 2020 race: HuffPost's Amanda Terkel

HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Amanda Terkel, Yahoo News Editor-in-Chief Dan Klaidman, discusses how the economy is the most important issue in the 2020 Presidential election.

Video Transcript

AMANDA TERKEL: As always, they are-- they're important. They're the most important thing, which is why you always see candidates running ads on economic issues and trying to focus on talking about those things. You know, and this election, as in all others, but I think this election more so, you have them so intertwined with what is going on right now. You have the coronavirus pandemic. And you have Democrats arguing that Trump and his administration have not done enough on it. And congressional Republicans have gone along with that, saying, you know, look, because Trump failed to address it, the economy hasn't been able to be restarted.

Whereas you have Trump and Republicans making the case that if it's up to Democrats, they would just lock down the economy for as long as possible. They're not interested in restarting it. They're more interested in, you know, wearing masks and taking these precautions that aren't really necessary.

And so right now, you have Congress and the administration looking at, are they going to do another stimulus deal? Which I think everyone agrees is actually needed. The question is, what's it going to look like? Who is it going to target? And how big is it going to be?