Trump Blames Obama For Everything Bad That’s Ever Happened

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Donald Trump’s first act was to assign his minions to start dismantling everything that President Barack Obama had achieved during his eight years in office. The current president has rolled back everything from saving the polar bears to letting people with severe mental illness buy all the guns they want. Yet, that was not enough for Trump.

It appeared that 45 has been stealing Obama’s accomplishments, too. CNN’s John Avlon busted Trump for taking credit for his predecessor’s achievements in a segment the journalist called Reality Check.

Avalon noted that at a Pennsylvania’s Shell plant’s grand opening, POTUS took full credit for the plant. The manufacturing facility was a source of jobs in the Rust Belt. In fact, Obama announced the plant’s construction in 2012. The reporter said, according to The New Castle News:

‘Back in 2017, BuzzFeed published a litany [of deals] under the headline, Trump keeps taking credit for deals struck while Obama was president. The article included everything from Ford plants to jobs at Charter Communications and SoftBank.’

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Critics claimed that the plant will be the largest polluter in western Pennsylvania. Trump paid thousands of employees in a sea of fluorescent orange and yellow vests to be the audience. The president said:

‘This would have never happened without me and us…I don’t think they [the Democrats] give a damn about Western Pennsylvania, do you? We don’t need it from the Middle East anymore.’

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SOURCE: The Washington Post.

Here was another example of Trump stealing Obama’s thunder. The sitting president said:

We passed VA Choice and VA Accountability to give our veterans the care that they deserve and they have been trying to pass these things for 45 years.’

The Associated Press fact-checked the president:

‘Wrong. Trump is not the first president in 45 years to get Congress to pass Veterans Choice; Obama did it in the wake of a scandal at VA’s medical center in Phoenix, where some veterans died while waiting months for appointments. The program currently allows veterans to see doctors outside the VA system if they must wait more than 30 days for an appointment or drive more than 40 miles (65 kilometers) to a VA facility.’

Then, there was the economy, The New York Times reported. Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow said:

‘The Trump economy so far has reached a real inflection point. Trump has ended the war on business and he’s ended the war on success, and he’s been urging people to go out and start a new company and go back to work.’

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President Barack Obama responded:

‘When you hear how great the economy’s doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started. When you hear about this economic miracle that’s been going on, when the job numbers come out, monthly job numbers, suddenly Republicans are saying it’s a miracle. I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016.’

Trump tweeted that he was increasing manufacturing, Buzzfeed reported:

‘Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!’

The deal actually was:

‘…a 2015 deal negotiated between Ford and the United Auto Workers union. Under that 2015 collective bargaining agreement, Ford committed itself to investing $9 billion in US plants with the expectation of creating or retaining 8,500 jobs across a number of states, including Michigan.’

Regarding the Shell plant, executive director of the statewide environmental advocacy organization PennEnvironment, David Masur said:

‘Of all the things we could invest in, of all the things we should be prioritizing, of all the companies we should be giving our taxpayer money to, this seems like the worst of all worlds…[It is] a pretty big taxpayer boondoggle for a pretty dirty project.’

Trump claimed that the plastics polluting the oceans were:

‘…not our plastics…It’s plastics that’s floating over in the ocean and the various oceans from other places.’

Shell spokesperson Ray Fisher said that Shell had:

‘…dedicated a great deal of time and resources [emissions meet governmental requirements.] As designed, the project will actually help improve the local air shed as it relates to ozone and fine particulates.’

Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmeyer said:

‘Affordable, abundant, local natural gas is powering a Rust Belt revival, as the region looks to gain a competitive edge in attracting advanced manufacturing – and the good-paying jobs that come with it.’

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