Over the weekend, the White House made sure to tout the January jobs report that saw an increase in jobs and wages. In response, a host on MSNBC decided to troll the press secretary over the issue at hand.

MSNBC on Sanders

With recent economic news being mostly a positive for the White House, it wasn't a surprise that Donald Trump and his team were quick to highlight the latest jobs report. With an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, wages have also increased by 2.9 percent over the last 12 months, while 200,000 jobs were added. However, not all the news was good as the stock market plummeted 666 points on Friday, which the administration has yet to acknowledge.

In a tweet on Friday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided to focus on the positive. "Lower taxes and higher wages under POTUS vs. higher taxes and lower wages under Democrats. This isn’t rocket science," she tweeted.

In response, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle replied to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, asking why it's been nearly nine months since she, or anyone else in the White House, has appeared on her network show. "I agree PressSec - tax reform/economy isn’t rocket science," Ruhle tweeted back.

"What I cannot understand is why the White House has refused to grant me an interview to discuss it for the last 260 days?" she wondered. As expected, neither Sanders nor the White House have offered a response.

Economic issues

While the most recent jobs report was positive, many economists don't believe Donald Trump should be getting most of the credit.

For the eight years before Trump came into office, Barack Obama took control of an economy that was crushed by the Great Recession. By the time Obama left the White House in January 2017, the economy was headed in the right direction, with a stock market that had doubled and an unemployment rate that had been cut in half.

The recent tax cuts passed by Republicans and signed by the president are projected to add $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the course of the next 10 years.

Though some corporations have given bonuses and small raises to workers, the overwhelming majority of the gains are directed at the most wealthy in the country. As the months move forward, only time will tell how the economy impacts Americans when it comes to their personal politics, as the 2018 midterm elections are just 10 months away with dozens of seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate being up for grabs.