Donald Trump really loves taking credit for the accomplishments of others. If you think about it, that’s his entire brand. Aside from the couple of buildings which he actually owns, his business is putting his name on buildings built by other people in licensing deals.
So it should come as no surprise when he attempts to take credit for the economic accomplishments of Barack Obama. President Obama, who passed a stimulus package which saved the economy after the disastrous years under Bush, built an economy that grew every single month for seven years straight, a trend which continues today. Trump, who called the economic numbers “fake” right up until he started claiming responsibility for him, can’t accept that.
Today, he tweeted out, “Will soon be heading to Davos, Switzerland, to tell the world how great America is and is doing. Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing, will only get better…Our country is finally WINNING again!”
Here’s the tweet:
“Is now booming?”
That’s weird, because according to the numbers, Trump has managed to do nothing but slow down an economy that was already booming:
Also, the last time Republicans cut taxes for the extremely wealthy, they crashed the economy. Trump is just like Bush, but with the criminality of Nixon. This entire presidency is Stupid Watergate.
Americans on social media were quick to hold Trump accountable for his delusional statement:
Like most of his overseas trips, Trump will undoubtedly embarrass our nation and himself (not that he feels shame). The end of this criminal administration cannot be hastened enough.
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