Granted, he did inherit a bad economy partially spurred on by a housing crisis of the Democrats’ making, but Barack Obama admitted that not even a “magic wand” could fix it in the foreseeable future.
Now, he’s telling all who’ll listen that HE laid the foundation for the economy President Trump implemented and is rightfully taking credit for; an American economy tearing it up because Trump’s done all the things Obama was ideologically resistant to even try.
During President Donald Trump’s time in office, the economy has achieved feats most experts thought impossible. GDP is growing at a 3 percent-plus rate. The unemployment rate is near a 50-year low. Meanwhile, the stock market has jumped 27 percent amid a surge in corporate profits. But even they acknowledge that the current numbers are a uniquely Trumpian achievement and not owed to policies already set in motion when he took office.
— CNBC, 9/7/18
During a June 1, 2016 town hall in Elkhart, Indiana, Obama admitted to the nation that after eight years of his economic policies, some jobs ‘are just not going to come back’; a stark contrast to then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign assurances and his performance as president since. If Obama conceded our economy was going to suck for the foreseeable future, how can he now claim that he laid the groundwork for the economic boom that began shortly after Trump was declared president and what’s he’s done since?
Meanwhile, President Trump’s achievements in two short years (despite being under a constant negative media barrage and a special counsel “Russia collusion” investigation that came up with zip) have been nothing but historic.
When you’re preaching to those who recite partisan talking points, suspension of common sense provides adequate cover for the disingenuous, if not downright intentionally dishonest.