President Trump slaps back when Obama tries to take credit for his economy

It's been fascinating watching the Democrats try unavailingly to address the fact that the economy under President Trump has been rocket-fueled.  That effort reached its apex on Monday, when Barack Obama put out a tweet boasting about how it was his Recovery Act, which he signed on February 17, 2009, that not only saved the economy but laid the groundwork for its current strength.  The responses to his tweet were swift, especially from President Trump.

One of the things that truly riles the Democrats is that President Trump has so much to crow about.  And crow he did during his State of the Union address, making sure to distinguish his economic accomplishments from the Obama malaise.

During his speech, Trump boasted about 7 million new jobs, which is 5 million more than projected in the Obama years; the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years; the lowest unemployment rates ever for minorities; the lowest overall unemployment for women since WWII; the record number of working Americans; the contrast between food stamp rolls under Obama (10 million added) and under Trump (7 million subtracted, plus 10 million leaving welfare); the contrast between the workforce under Obama (300,000 Americans left it) versus Trump (3.5 million joined it); the 47% gain in wealth for the bottom half of wage earners, a result of their rising wages ("a blue-collar boom"); the highest ever real median household income; the soaring stock market; and the unprecedented growth in consumer confidence.

One of the funniest videos you will see today is Tom Steyer, who claims that Trump is presiding over a dismal economy, fighting Martha Raddatz as she points out that, even if Trump's lying about his economic numbers, Americans also happen to think things are great:

After watching Steyer getting slapped down by another committed leftist, you'd think Obama would have known better than to tangle with the Trump economy.  But no...Obama waded right into it:

 

 

As always with Obama, the only spotlight is on himself.  There's no room for the American workers in this piece of undeserving self-congratulation.

Trump, naturally (because he fights), had a response:

Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for Trump's campaign, gave the longer version of that magnificent tweet:

"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 said. "Obama and Biden orchestrated the worst economic recovery in modern history."

She added: "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."

"Paychecks are growing at the fastest pace in a decade and twice as fast for low- and middle-income Americans," she 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."

Others were equally dismissive of Obama's boasting:

Obama would have done well to remember that adage attributed to Lincoln: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."

 

 

It's been fascinating watching the Democrats try unavailingly to address the fact that the economy under President Trump has been rocket-fueled.  That effort reached its apex on Monday, when Barack Obama put out a tweet boasting about how it was his Recovery Act, which he signed on February 17, 2009, that not only saved the economy but laid the groundwork for its current strength.  The responses to his tweet were swift, especially from President Trump.

One of the things that truly riles the Democrats is that President Trump has so much to crow about.  And crow he did during his State of the Union address, making sure to distinguish his economic accomplishments from the Obama malaise.

During his speech, Trump boasted about 7 million new jobs, which is 5 million more than projected in the Obama years; the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years; the lowest unemployment rates ever for minorities; the lowest overall unemployment for women since WWII; the record number of working Americans; the contrast between food stamp rolls under Obama (10 million added) and under Trump (7 million subtracted, plus 10 million leaving welfare); the contrast between the workforce under Obama (300,000 Americans left it) versus Trump (3.5 million joined it); the 47% gain in wealth for the bottom half of wage earners, a result of their rising wages ("a blue-collar boom"); the highest ever real median household income; the soaring stock market; and the unprecedented growth in consumer confidence.

One of the funniest videos you will see today is Tom Steyer, who claims that Trump is presiding over a dismal economy, fighting Martha Raddatz as she points out that, even if Trump's lying about his economic numbers, Americans also happen to think things are great:

After watching Steyer getting slapped down by another committed leftist, you'd think Obama would have known better than to tangle with the Trump economy.  But no...Obama waded right into it:

 

 

As always with Obama, the only spotlight is on himself.  There's no room for the American workers in this piece of undeserving self-congratulation.

Trump, naturally (because he fights), had a response:

Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for Trump's campaign, gave the longer version of that magnificent tweet:

"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 said. "Obama and Biden orchestrated the worst economic recovery in modern history."

She added: "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."

"Paychecks are growing at the fastest pace in a decade and twice as fast for low- and middle-income Americans," she 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."

Others were equally dismissive of Obama's boasting:

Obama would have done well to remember that adage attributed to Lincoln: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."