George Will appeared on ABC's "This Week" to discuss the jobs numbers released on Friday.
"It's bad, bad, bad across the board," he said of the 80,000 jobs added last month. "It's quite clear the president got terrible advice early in his administration."
Friday's jobs report marks the third consecutive month of weak hiring figures. The unemployment rate remains at 8.2 percent.
Will explained: "His advisers said we'll do this stimulus and it will never reach 8 percent; 41 weeks now -- 41 months over 8 percent ... we're in what is now called properly a growth recession. We're getting some growth, but not enough to accommodate even the growth of the workforce."
The conservative columnist is just one of many to pile on Obama after the report was released. Mitt Romney called the figures a "kick in the gut" and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the news was "devastating."
Will also sounded off on Mitt Romney's health care law troubles. The presumptive Republican nominee has struggled in attacking the Affordable Care Act in part due to its similarities to the Massachusetts health care reforms he signed into law as Governor.
"He cannot make the case, he has not made the case," Will said. "He wants to change the subject. And in this regard, he has the president's cooperation, because the president wants to change the subject. Neither side wants to talk about health care, which is a very interesting development."
Watch his full appearance on Sunday's "This Week" below.
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