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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:23 AM

Trump boasts about a great economic record. Too bad it's Obama's.

Opinion by Catherine Rampell

In recent days, President Trump and allies have offered a fulsome defense of a presidential economic record.

Alas, the presidential record theyíre describing isnít Trumpís. It belongs to his predecessor, Barack Obama. And perhaps also to Obamaís second-in-command, Joe Biden.

Team Trump, in promulgating the myth of Trumpís economic genius, has recently doubled down on a false narrative: that Trump inherited a recession and magically turned it into a boom. This is almost the exact reverse of events of the past 3Ĺ years. In reality Trump inherited from Obama an expansion ó one that, in retrospect, turned out to be the longest in U.S. history ó and converted it into a bust.

Not just any bust; a possible depression, at least for the working class.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-boasts-about-a-great-economic-record-too-bad-its-obamas/2020/08/31/1eebc59a-ebb8-11ea-b4bc-3a2098fc73d4_story.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:25 AM

1. Obama gave Trump a gift, and Trump pissed on it.

Like he does with everything he has been given. He takes without giving anything back but ruin.

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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:30 AM

2. I've been saying this all along.


Weíve had I donít know how many months of straight job growth that spilled over into the Trump presidency but were not a result of any of his policies.

I think the number was quite high, possibly 120 or more months of straight growth.

Trumpís only been in office for 44-45 months.

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