In 2016, Barack Obama expressed that America’s joblessness couldn’t be turned around. Now, with record unemployment lows and employment highs under President Trump, Obama is taking credit for the job growth he said would never happen.
Obama claims that “the job numbers today are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016.”
But in 2016, Obama said, “because some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back. So when someone says who I’m not going to advertise for that he’s going to bring all of these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do?”
During a PBS town hall that aired Wednesday, Obama referenced Trump’s promise to bring back jobs to the United States when talking about manufacturing.
“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it,” Obama said.
“He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, what, 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.”
Obama has slammed Trump in the past.
During a speech Wednesday, the president bashed one of the candidate’s central arguments that international trade and immigration have hurt American voters. He called Trump’s pledge to roll back Wall Street regulations “crazy.”
“That will not help us win,” Obama said of Trump. “That is not going to make your lives better.”
And now, with Trump’s economy generating better GDP numbers, lower unemployment and higher wage growth than in the entire eight years of Obama, America’s worst presidential economic performer is attempting to take credit.
What a stupid remark to make. Even more stupid, someone who doesn’t understand how the economy or job creation works. Even dumber than that – someone who created more debt than his predecessors.
— J.A Alvira Sr. ن🇺🇸🇵🇷🦏 (@AgustinAlvira) September 8, 2018