Barack Obama is trying to take credit for President Trump’s booming economy.
Barack Obama has been out on the campaign trail trying to rally up support for the Democratic party. Without a positive and constructive message, they could use all the help they can get with only two weeks left until the midterms.
Problem being, so far, Obama has not put forward much of a message in terms of what the Democrats are going to do for the American people except impeach President Trump, and reopen an investigation into Justice Brett Kavanaugh, neither of which would help them.
Obama has been on the defensive trying to defend what legacy he has left, and that includes taking credit for the economic boom that President Trump and his administration put into action.
In a speech to Nevada Democrats, Obama chided President Trump, without naming him, as being handed a booming economy by the previous president and contrasted that with his own inheritance on the economy.
“By the time I left office wages were rising … poverty was falling and that’s what I handed off to the next guy,” Obama declared at a campaign rally Monday. “So when you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now. Remember who started it. Remember who started it! C’mon!”
Former President @BarackObama: "When you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it."
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 22, 2018
The Democratic rally then interrupted his speech with a standing ovation.
Obama first debuted his line of attack at one of his first campaign rallies in September saying, “when you hear about this economic miracle that’s been going on, when the job numbers come out, monthly job numbers, suddenly Republicans are saying it’s a miracle. I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016.”