White House: Trump Should Thank Obama For Inheriting A “Highly Beneficial” Economy…
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LOL!… wait, they’re serious?
Via Washington Examiner:
White House officials told reporters Thursday that President-elect Trump stands to inherit a healthy economy from President Obama and asked them to judge Trump’s performance by that standard.
In a press briefing following the release of the 2017 Economic Report of the President, deputy press secretary Jennifer Friedman noted that Obama came to office during the middle of a financial crisis. That is a “seriously far cry from the highly beneficial financial system and situation that this president-elect is inheriting,” she noted.
The nearly 600-page report documenting the improvement in economic conditions under Obama should be used as a “benchmark for future administrations,” Friedman told the reporters, asking them to judge Trump based on “data and facts.” Trump has portrayed the economy under Obama in starkly negative terms and has promised to effectively double the rate of economic output growth.
Thursday’s report detailed, in data and charts, many of the talking points that the Obama administration has touted in recent months and years, such as the record streak of private-sector job creation and the drop in the uninsured rate. With just a month left in Obama’s tenure, however, the report didn’t contain the new ideas or proposals that past reports have.