President Donald Trump is clearly anxious about the possibility of being challenged in the 2020 presidential election by an opponent like Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.). The prominent progressive is polling highly in the crowded field of Democratic presidential primary contenders, and this Monday morning, the president lashed out — although ironically enough, showing just how narrow minded this guy really is, Trump turned the occasion into an attack on Hillary Clinton. It’s truly a mess.
‘Bernie Sanders, “The Economy is doing well, and I’m sure I don’t have to give Trump any credit – I’m sure he’ll take all the credit that he wants.” Wrong Bernie, the Economy is doing GREAT, and would have CRASHED if my opponent (and yours), Crooked Hillary Clinton, had ever won!’
It’s not like Trump offered any particular evidence for his claim that Hillary Clinton would have crashed the economy if she won, and it’s old news at this point that Trump consistently and outlandishly sticks to his grade school style bullying, deriding Clinton as “Crooked Hillary” more than two years after the election in which he faced her concluded. As has been previously noted elsewhere, many of the positive economic indicators that the president and his associates so love to cling to as evidence of their supposed rousing success began their positive climb under the Democrat Barack Obama — so even if all Hillary did was stick with the party line, she probably would have been at least just fine on the economy.
Trump has kept the economy going by pouring money into the upper classes of American society. He’s slashed corporate tax rates, sending actually collected corporate taxes plummeting to their lowest level in decades. Businesses are chugging along just fine in many cases — unemployment is low and so on, but these issues conceal other issues continuing to affect those who happen to be actual human workers and not corporations or machines. Trump is growing these issues through means like sending the economy close to crashing through his tariff-driven trade wars!
That’s where candidates like Bernie Sanders come in, promising policies like Medicare for all, meaning a robust public healthcare system. Meanwhile, all Trump’s got is his administration’s continued effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act without any replacement plan on the table. If they’re successful, millions of people could lose health coverage.
Check out Twitter’s response to Trump glossing over these issues below…
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