Former Labor Secretary reveals why Trump won't talk about the economy ahead of the midterms
President Donald J. Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House Sunday, March 25, 2018, returning home from his trip to New York. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Even though President Trump has positive economy numbers to boast about before the midterm election, he has chosen to focus on fear and loathing.

On Friday, during CNN’s Kate Bolduan's show, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich revealed why Trump was not talking about the strong economy.

"I think one of the major reasons that President Trump is not talking about the economy is he knows most people's lives are not that much better," Reich said.

"Trump promised a tax cut that would raise wages $4,000 per person. They didn't get it. Most people are still worried about health care and the cost of housing. We know right now 80 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck," he said.

Adding, "This is not great sunny times. The president also knows that fear and hate are much more powerful motivators than economic statistics."

Watch below via CNN.