Obama takes credit for Trump’s booming economy: ‘Let’s just remember when this recovery started’

With the United States continuing to reel from the weaponization of a number of federal agencies for political purposes under President Barack Obama, the former president received an award for ethics in government.

And while delivering a speech Friday at the University of Illinois, for the first time since leaving office, Obama criticized President Donald Trump by name. But Obama did not stop there, daring to take credit for the booming Trump economy.

“When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started,” Obama said, citing jib numbers during his final years in office.

Never mind that the economy was stagnant throughout Obama’s tenure, even with job growth.

Forbes reported that “the 2009-15 recovery since the recession ended in June of 2009 has been the meekest in more than 50 years.”

And while Obama’s was the first administration to never see a whole year of 3% GDP growth, the Wall Street Journal reported in July that with “4.1% growth in the second quarter, the U.S. economy has now averaged 3.1% growth for the last six months.”

Yesterday, a Dept. of Labor report showed that unemployment benefits fell to the lowest number in nearly five decades.

No need for Obama phones in Trump’s economy!

Two things remain constant with Barack Obama, his condescending lectures and the media’s slobbering lover affair with the former president.

Ironically, the man who single-handedly set back race relations in this country half a century criticized Trump for capitalizing on racial and economic resentments.

“It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause,” Obama said, as the crowd broke out in applause over the criticism.

“He’s just capitalizing on resentments politicians have been fanning for years,” he added. “A fear, an anger that’s rooted in our past, but is also born of the upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes.”

This is Obama at his best, ignoring reality as he sets the political narrative. Looking down his nose at Americans who don’t look like him, characterizing any resistance to his failed progressive ideology as a fear of change.

President Trump’s Twitter account has been quiet thus far in light of the attack, but don’t count on that lasting very long.

Meanwhile, plenty of others sounded off:

While there was plenty of sobering backlash to Obama’s ridiculous claim, there was plenty more accolades from those who actually believe him.

It’s a scary reality, and always an uphill battle.

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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