Trump Jr. to Obama: My Dad Fixed the US Economy After You Failed
President's son responds to Obama's claim that he built the current economic boom
President Trump's eldest son, Don Jr., has responded to Obama's recent claims that he is responsible for the current economic boom, by saying that his dad was the one who fixed the economy, which is something the ex-POTUS failed to do.
Speaking to Breitbart News, Donald Trump Jr. said he's "thrilled" that Barack Obama is active on the midterm campaign trail, as it highlights his father's successful policies in contrast to Obama's failures.
Former President Obama is recently back out on the road, but he's caused outrage by attempting to claim credit for President Trump's booming economy.
However, the reality is that the only thing Obama deserves credit for is making it simple for Trump to undo Obama's anti-growth policies.
The United States is currently in the midst of an economic boom.
Trump kickstarted the success after he reversed almost all of Obama's failed policies, yet Obama somehow expects us to believe that it's him who deserves all the credit.
“Without question, he’s our best salesman,” Trump Jr. said of Obama on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel.
“No one with a brain actually believes he did anything good for our economy or for our foreign policy.
"Everyone saw that anything he did basically put America at risk and made us weaker.
"Every time he drew a red line, other countries walked all over it.
"He did it again, and they walked all over it.
"Guess what? Countries, whether it’s foreign policy-wise or whether it’s business-wise, they realize you have someone now that actually cares about America in there, that’s actually doing it–not someone who’s going to make us look weak where you can walk all over us because that’s the precedent that he set.
"There’s a new sheriff in town.
"We’ve changed all that.”
Trump Jr. also mocked Obama’s efforts in a series of recent speeches to take credit for the successful Trump economy.
“The biggest joke I’ve seen in the last two years is Obama claiming credit–trying to claim this economy,” Trump Jr. said, “because his policies of over-taxation, oppressive regulation, guess what? That didn’t do anything.
"That drove this country into the ground.
"That led to the worst recovery in the history of probably economics but certainly our country’s history.
"For him to run around doing this now–there’s a reason why on November 9, 2016, all of those matrices shot up like a rocket.
"It’s because businesses, employers, people realized you got someone who’s actually going to fight for you, not fight just for special interests, not fight for people in countries that hate our guts but actually fight for real Americans.
"Real Americans, their jobs, their companies, their businesses.
"That’s what happened, and when consumer confidence started going up the day my father won because they knew he wasn’t going to oppress them, everything started following.
"I want to keep that going; that’s how we get rid of some of the other problems we’re having.
"That’s how we get rid of unfunded pension liability.
"That’s how we get rid of some of our deficits, is by producing, having GDP numbers above four percent.
"Okay, remember when Obama said you need a magic wand to make that happen?
"Well, abracadabra, Obama. We’re doing it.”
The “Abracadabra” and “magic wand” reference Trump Jr. made was in response to Obama infamously questioning in 2016 if Trump had a “magic wand” to fix the economy to fulfill the promises he was making:
Trump Jr. also said that failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s public appearances–as she intends to do multiple Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraisers in the coming weeks–are great for the GOP.
“That’s the other one; I love for her to be out there,” Trump Jr. said of Clinton.
“The more she’s out there, the better it is for us.”