Presidents’ Day scrape: Trump, Obama spar over who gets credit for robust U.S. economy

Presidents’ Day scrape: Trump, Obama spar over who gets credit for robust U.S. economy  President Donald Trump took a , Presidents’ Day swipe at his predecessor, Barack Obama, as each sought credit Monday for the U.S. economy. Mocking an earlier Obama tweet as a “con job,”

Trump blasted Obama for “now trying to take credit for the economic boom taking place under the Trump administration.” The strong robust U.S. economy – including the low 3.6% unemployment – is a central talking point for Trump on the campaign trail.

Obama appeared to take a subtle dig with a tweet earlier Monday marking the 11th anniversary of the 2009 economic stimulus. “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 posted on Twitter.  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. Throughout the day, Democrats responded by praising Obama’s tweet and arguing that Trump is reaping the benefits of the work his predecessor did.

Republicans accused Obama of seeking credit for Trump’s policies, an argument Trump echoed later.”He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers,” Trump posted of Obama.

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.

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