Trump Fires Back At Obama For Taking Credit For Economic Boom


President Trump fired back on former President Barack Obama subtle tweet for “trying to take credit” on the recent economic gains.

Obama tweeted on Monday commented the 11th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, “paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.”

“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 said, including a photo of his signature on the 2009 stimulus package.

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Trump responded to Obama’s tweet claim, calling it a “con job” for taking credit for the “economic boom taking place under the Trump Administration.”

“Did you hear the latest con job?” Trump responded, “President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers ever. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”

The Trump campaign also criticized Obama’s tweet, saying Obama and former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden “orchestrated the worst economic recovery in modern history,” while Trump “created the hottest economy on record.”

“Obama and Biden orchestrated the worst economic recovery in modern history,” Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in the statement. “By contrast, though, deregulating, lowering taxes, and supporting free-market policies, President Trump has created the hottest economy on record. President Trump reversed every single failed Obama-era economic policy, and with it, reversed the floundering Obama/Biden economy.”

She added, “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.”

Democrats have repeatedly claimed that President Trump inherited a strong economy, praising Obama for passing the $767 billion Recovery Act they believe is the reason for the economy started to stabilize.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), mocked Obama with one of the former president’s past statements.

“With an economy this good, it’s no wonder Barack Obama is trying to take credit,” Scalise said. “But I believe the saying is: ‘You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’ @realDonaldTrump made that happen.”

Obama has yet to endorse any candidate seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.