Trump Campaign Fires Back After Obama Claims Credit For Economic Boom
When President George W. Bush boarded a helicopter on the White House lawn on Jan. 20, 2009, he flew off into the sunset and … disappeared.
Before he departed, he said he’d follow his father’s advice and stay out of politics, vowing not to criticize his successor because that’s just plain inconsiderate. And he stuck with that pledge.
The same can’t be said about Barack Obama.
The former president has harangued President Trump since before he even took office, keeping up the attacks throughout Trump’s first three years.
And now, Obama is even taking credit for Trump’s booming economy.
“Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history,” Obama wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of his signature on an economic stimulus package he signed into law in 2009.
Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history. pic.twitter.com/BmdXrxUAUf
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 17, 2020
That didn’t fly with the Trump re-election campaign.
“President Trump reversed every single failed Obama-era economic policy, and with it, reversed the floundering Obama/Biden economy,” Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News. “Obama and Biden orchestrated the worst economic recovery in modern history.”
“By contrast, though, deregulating, lowering taxes, and supporting free-market policies, President Trump has created the hottest economy on record, with unemployment hitting generational lows and all-time lows for African Americans, Hispanics, the disabled, veterans and many other hard-working Americans,” she added.
“Paychecks are growing at the fastest pace in a decade and twice as fast for low- and middle-income Americans,” McEnany continued. “It’s no wonder Democrats seek to take credit for the Trump economy after eight years of betraying blue-collar workers and inflicting pain upon the middle class as Americans everywhere suffered. But the failed days of Democrat stagnation are over, and the soaring Trump economy is here to stay.”