The White House is pushing Trump's fantasy of economic greatness by claiming that the economy under Obama was "horrible."
In his State of the Union address earlier this month, President Trump celebrated the putative success of the economy he claims to have built, doing so in historic terms: “I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been,” he boasted.
Trump seems to believe – or at least want you to believe – that this rosy economic picture came out of nowhere, thanks to him.
"It's like a guy built a house and sold it to someone, and that person walked in and turned the lights on is like, 'Look at the house I built.'"
It was just a month ago that Republicans were telling voters that the economy is terrible, but after it was announced that the economy created 287,000 new jobs, the GOP reaction has been silence.
President Obama took on Fox News/Republican Party lie machine with a powerful debunking of conservative fiction during a speech on the economy in red state Indiana.
The CEO of McDonald’s fast food chain, Steve Easterbrook, was pleased to announce that driven by the President’s push for higher wages and a growing economy, McDonald’s profits are up, employee turnover is lower, and customer satisfaction scores are higher. So much for the GOP’s lies that higher wages and employee benefits are business killers.
President Obama has overcome Republican obstruction and hate to restore American consumer confidence to its highest level since Ronald Reagan was in office.
The latest economic data released today showed that President Obama continues to smash records by presiding over a 73 straight month of private sector job growth.
President Obama is blowing his Republicans critics away by setting the fastest job growth pace since Bill Clinton was president in 2000.
It is possible that in many Americans' cases, stupid is the wrong term and denial a more apt descriptor; although a combination of the two terms is likely apropos when referring to half of America.
President Obama swatted down the meager Republican criticisms of the growing economy by pointing out the big economic achievements of his administration since he took office.
Republicans ran on, and won big with, their claim that the GOP is "the party of solutions" founded on conservative pro-growth economic policies, deregulation, and tax cuts for the rich they claimed were more successful than anything "hapless" Democrats or Obama could ever hope to achieve. This is despite the President's nearly five-year job growth record, world-leading GDP growth, and increased revenue paying down the nation's debt at a record pace.
Despite their Herculean efforts to bankrupt America though, another report this week revealed the economy is on the mend despite the GOP plot to obstruct the new President's attempt to turn around the economic disaster eight years of Republicans' drunken spending spree on the nation's credit card.
A new CNN poll explains why President Obama is leading in the polls. By margin of 57%-35% registered voters blame George W. Bush and the Republican Party for the poor condition of the economy.