Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joked about President Obama’s reaction to the economy during a Q&A session at the RedState Conference in Louisiana on Friday.

“It is a terrific point. Her point is, that Obama is yet again pivoting to jobs,” Cruz said after taking a question from the audience. “You know, he pivots more than a ballerina doing pirouettes.”

Cruz said that Obamacare was part the problem, noting that Obama’s signature health care law was “hammering the living daylights out of the middle class.”

“You got the head of the Teamsters saying this,” Cruz added. “There’s pretty wide consensus on this one.”