Donald Trump is convinced that he’s somehow turned around what was already a flourishing economy. Of course, he cannot admit that his predecessor took the country from the brink of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, because to do so would be to admit that Democrats have not destroyed the economy the way that the GOP and Trump would like everyone to believe.
He’s correct on two fronts: there are new economic records being set on a daily basis and it is no accident. On its face, Trump’s tweet is, for once, 100 percent accurate.
The problem is that he’s taking the credit for those facts. Trump began trying to take credit for the economy just a handful of weeks after his inauguration, before a single one of his policies actually took effect. As ridiculous as that sounds, it’s a smart move on Trump’s part. After all, his supporters believe him just like they believed Obama was “destroying the country” financially with socialist policies.
Facts and data, however, seem to mean little to the president and his rabid fanbase. Despite the fact that wages are once again beginning to stagnate and that job growth was not as high in Trump’s first 17 months and they were in Obama’s final 17 months, they are utterly convinced that Trump is “making America great again” economically.
Trump even seems to believe that himself.
Twitter wasn’t buying it, though. See some of their responses below: