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Obama Trolled Trump With Tweet Taking Credit for 'More Than a Decade of Economic Growth' and Trump Responded in the Most Trump Way

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President Donald Trump and those who work for him routinely tout the United States' low unemployment numbers and economic prosperity as evidence that his term as President so far has been a success.

They'll frequently deploy some iteration of the phrase "lowest unemployment ever," while reminders that a consistent downward trend in unemployment began years ago—under former President Barack Obama.


This was largely due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the $831 billion stimulus package largely responsible for the unemployment numbers Trump boasts today. The bill also heavily invested in education, infrastructure, and other public goods.

Obama commemorated the bill's passage on Twitter.

Trump wasn't happy at all to see Obama's tweet.

Most would find Presidents Day a petty and unbecoming time for a current President to tweet attacks on a former President, but for Donald Trump, it's completely on brand.

And tweet he did.


While the downward trend in unemployment that began under Obama continues into the Trump era, unemployment has actually decreased at a slower rate than Obama achieved in his final three years in office.

People were quick to call Trump out for his eagerness to claim credit for one of Obama's most consequential achievements.







For more information about Trump's "successes," check out Everything Trump Touches Dies by Republican strategist Rick Wilson, available here.