Former President @BarackObama: “When you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 22, 2018
Courtesy of the Washington Examiner:
Former President Barack Obama told Nevada voters Monday that they should not give President Trump credit for the current state of the economy and said they should “remember who started it.”
Obama told Nevadans that they should discount talk of “economic miracles” that Trump has repeatedly touted, including a 3.7 percent unemployment rate and a strong economy ahead of the midterm elections in two weeks.
“By the time I left office, wages were rising, uninsurance rate was falling, poverty was falling, and that’s what I handed off to the next guy,” Obama said. “So when you hear all this talk about ‘economic miracles’ right now — remember who started it.”
Obama took multiple digs at the president in his speech, calling him “the next guy” and saying that he believes in facts “unlike some.”
“Unlike some, I actually try to state facts. I believe in facts,” Obama said while discussing the GOP tax law. “I believe in a fact-based reality and a fact-based politics. I don’t believe in just making stuff up.”
Of all of the things that Donald Trump does that piss me off, and trust me they are legion, I think taking credit for Obama’s hard work on the economy is at the top of my list.
Quite literally the ONLY thing that Trump has to brag about is how well the economy is doing and how low unemployment is right now.
And neither one of those has a goddamn thing to do with his policies.
All Trump has done is to lower taxes for the richest people in the country, and no economist worth a damn would suggest that they have had any real impact on the economy at all yet, except of course to drive the deficit up to 779 billion, almost twice what the Administration predicted.
All Trump has done is to ride in on his white horse and take credit all of the hard work done by this country’s first black President.
And when this economy turns, and it will, he will simply turn around and somehow blame it on the Democrats.
But I know who destroys the economy, and I know who always comes in behind them and fixes it.
Which is why I always vote for the Democrat.