TWITTER-WAR: Trump Calls Obama “CON JOB” After Former President Took Credit For Booming Economy

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President Trump fired back Monday after former President Barack Obama, in a subtle swipe at the commander in chiief, claimed credit for the economic gains in both their terms.

Obama tweeted Monday morning to note the anniversary of his signing the 2009 economic stimulus package.

“Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history,” Obama tweeted, alongside a photo of his signature on the bill.

The tweet was a rare swipe at Trump by Obama, who has largely stayed out of the 2020 election cycle. Obama has yet to endorse any candidate seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, but his input about the economy nonetheless provides ammo to the entire field as they seek to counter Trump’s 2020 campaign, which has been touting record economic growth in the face of controversies such as the Russia investigation and impeachment.

But, the Trump campaign, in a statement to Fox News, countered that the economy was recovering only because of the actions Trump took to undo his predecessor’s policies.

“President Trump reversed every single failed Obama-era economic policy, and with it, reversed the floundering Obama/Biden economy,” Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. “Obama and Biden orchestrated the worst economic recovery in modern history.”

She added: “By contrast, though, deregulating, lowering taxes, and supporting free-market policies, President Trump has created the hottest economy on record, with unemployment hitting generational lows and all-time lows for African Americans, Hispanics, the disabled, veterans and many other hard-working Americans.”

“Paychecks are growing at the fastest pace in a decade and twice as fast for low- and middle-income Americans,” she continued. “It’s no wonder Democrats seek to take credit for the Trump economy after eight years of betraying blue-collar workers and inflicting pain upon the middle class as Americans everywhere suffered. But the failed days of Democrat stagnation are over, and the soaring Trump economy is here to stay.”

Trump tweeted Monday night: “Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers ever. Had to rebuild our military, which was totally depleted. Fed Rate UP, taxes and regulations WAY DOWN. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Hey guys. Look! it’s Gog himself being self cautious.

    How self cautious does he have to become before he gangs up on us Jews over here in Eretz Yisrael?

    “וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יַעֲלוּ דְבָרִים עַל-לְבָבֶךָ, וְחָשַׁבְתָּ, מַחֲשֶׁבֶת רָעָה.”

  2. Not commenting – the depression of 2008 was not his doing. Smart policy averted a disaster which would have made the 1930’s look like fun times. We are still in a recovery started prior to Trump even dreaming of living in the WH.

  3. This Kenyan born, illegitimate president caused more harm to the United States than anyone can imagine. He deserves to be executed for treason along with all of his garbage friends and cabinet member co-treasonists.

  4. If I recall correctly, when Obama came into office in 2008, te Bush administration had nearly destroyed the economy with Lehman Bros and the other Wall Street firms near collapse from their speculation in mortgage derivatives. Both parties had contributed to the problem with their failure to regulate the bank speculation while loosening the underwriting standards for mortgages. Much of the Obama economic recovery effort contributed to the recovery from the great recession but other “shovel ready” programs really did little to promote the economy. Every president since John Adams has come into office claiming credit for economic success while blaming any downturns on his predecessor. The Trump tax cuts clearly stimulated growth but have also resulted in the biggest growth in the national debt and deficit spending on our history. Time will tell.

  5. TO all the liberal fools and Trump haters:

    You mean to tell me that without TRUMP’s BIG TAX CUTS and his heavy DEREGULATIONS the Economy would have still boomed like this???

    Only FOOLS & IDIOTS think that way.

  6. “When somebody says like the person you just mentioned who I’m not going to advertise for, that he’s going to bring all these jobs back. Well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do? There’s uh-uh no answer to it. He just says. “I’m going to negotiate a better deal.” Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

    Hussein Obama commenting on Trump’s jobs plan in 2016:

  7. Completely true. The economy has been in an upswing for over 100 months. It would probably be even better except for the disastrous mistakes the corrupt adulterer makes. Trump continues his lies taking credit for things he had nothing to do with and his blind supporters just drink it up.

  8. If that fellow ever bothered to learn 9th grade math, he would know what a line of regression is, and know his graphs were all trending down

  9. > Swings

    That is an interesting way of looking at it. Another way to look at it is that Trump reversed Obama’s policy, yet the economy boomed even more.

  10. For the last year Democratic candidate hopefuls have been saying that, although a myriad of statistics show that the economy is booming and nearly everyone is benefitting, really the economy is not working for most people except the wealthy.

    This message has fallen on deaf ears and has not resonated with voters as they see they now have jobs, are being paid more for those jobs, and their 401K plans are working hard for them to provide for them in their retirement.

    Now that Plan A did not work, they are turning to Plan B which acknowledges that the economy is humming along beautifully but they want to take credit for it themselves. Let’s see if the voters go for this one

    I personally don’t think they’ll buy it. And for the voters, the worst thing they can do is to elect a president who will reverse all Trump’s policies and send the economy back into a tailspin.

  11. I like the remarks of HaDaiya vHaDibur. It is more real. Going back to the days when Trump was about to take office, the “left” had predicted an imminent collapse of the economy and plunging of the stock market and world economic catastrophe upon Trump taking office. Three-plus years later and the reverse has happened. So why would one place any credibility with those who made those wrong predictions (and ignored Obama’s policies then!) to now come along and claim all that success was due to Obama’s policy? But those people foolish enough (or those young, naive and uneducated enough) to trust “socialism” after its blanket slate of historical failures and atrocities will believe any junk these guys throw at them.

  12. > Gadolhadorah

    You should also recall the laws that Clinton signed just before he left office that trashed the safety features (restrictions) that had been put into place because of the the market crash of 1929. Bush was somewhat distracted with silly things like the WTC attack to get around to it, so he left the law unchallenged, and it was the main reason the scheming financial entities responsible (those who bought off the parties through political contribution to revoke those safety laws) made themselves rich at the public’s expense. And just what did Obama do about that? How many did he have jailed in his 8 years in office? Who did he hold responsible?

  13. Y2R: Please reference a single study showing that “deregulation” has directly resulted in an increase in GNP growth or real employment. Most of his major deregulatory efforts are still on hold pending the outcome of litigation. The tax cut clearly had a one time positive effect on corporate profits and the stock market but the longer term harm from the budget deficits are unknown. Its not really difficult to find some economic statistics that can be cherrypicked to make either Obama or Trump appear to have accomplished more using narrow metrics of growth.