“Con Job”: Trump Responds To Obama Taking Credit For Booming Economy

For Barack Obama and his deluded fans, these truths have to hurt.

Obama’s Presidents Day Twitter post claiming credit for the humming U.S. economy three years after he left office infuriated millions of Americans who wasted no time firing back on social media.

But it was President Donald Trump — the American in the Oval Office who replaced Obama and has overseen an economic turnaround — who had the best perspective.

And Obama’s “con job” wasn’t fooling anyone.

“Did you hear the latest con job?” Trump wrote in a Monday evening Twitter post. “President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing.

“NOW, best jobs numbers ever. Had to rebuild our military, which was totally depleted. Fed Rate UP, taxes and regulations WAY DOWN. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”

“The best is yet to come” has become a motto of the Trump presidency and the 2020 election. It’s a far cry from the doom-and-gloom messaging of the Obama years, where a fatalistic acceptance of American decline as an economic and global power was the accepted norm.

The reality of the economy today, with low unemployment and rising wages, demonstrates the lie Obama and his acolytes in the mainstream media are trying to peddle.

As conservative commentator Liz Peek noted in a piece in The Hill as far back as January 2018, professional economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal were giving Trump — not Obama — credit for the improving economy.

In The Journal article, the economists said Trump’s emphasis on deregulation and the tax cuts of 2017 would ignite continued growth after the malaise of the Obama years.

That was dated Jan. 11, 2018, less than a year after Trump’s inauguration in 2017. It’s now 2020 and that growth has continued — and Obama wants to take credit for it?

No sensible person would buy that — and conservative actor James Woods is more sensible than most.

The outspoken Woods — whose sanity and politics make him part of a rare breed in Hollywood — took to Twitter on Monday to blast Obama’s spurious claims.

And he did it with Obama’s own words. As was widely reported back in June 2016, before Trump was even the official GOP nominee, Obama mocked Trump’s plan’s for a rejuvenated economy as needing a “magic wand.”

Woods’ tweet didn’t let anyone forget that.

“The notion that you did anything but destroy the nation’s economy is beyond hilarious,” Woods wrote, addressing Obama. “‘Those jobs are never coming back. What’s he going to do, wave a magic wand?’ Yes, @realDonaldTrump did exactly that. Your only sad legacy was your blatant lies about ObamaCare.”

Among the more than 90,000 Twitter users who liked Woods’ post was Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who was Trump’s last challenger for the 2016 Republican nomination and has become one of the president’s biggest supporters on Capitol Hill.

His response was simple and to the point:

“Damn straight.”

That sums it up pretty clearly.

Barack Obama can cling to whatever fantasies he chooses to about his dismal presidency — one that rivals Jimmy Carter’s 1970s fiasco for worst administrations in history.

In fact, Trump’s description of the country if Hillary Clinton had won in 2016  — “the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now” — will sound awfully familiar to Americans who remember how awful the Carter years were.

Democrats and the media can pretend that what looked like crass ineptitude and steps toward socialism was really Obama laying the foundation for the vibrant economy the United States sees today.

But it’s hogwash. And every American who’s watched the economy growing, who’s seen family and neighbors return to the work force, and who’ve been able to get back to work themselves, knows it.

Obama and the mainstream media can milk “the latest con job” for all it’s worth, but the truth is staring Americans straight in the face.

And for Obama and his deluded fans, those truths have to hurt.

via thefederalistpapers


    1. Due to the former POTUS’s inability to get the economy to recover in a timely amount of time it caused a lot of us who are retired and our savings we depend on for our retirement income in 401’s as well as IRA’s was diminished considerably. All part of the front man for the Communist Party to keep us down. Hard to control people when they don’t need the Government handouts! He was/is no more than a smooth talking front man for subversive, take America down from within organizations.

  1. Obama is a dumbass half-nigger bastard with shit for brains. Michelle is a piece of shit too. Demofuckups are a bunch of motherfucking morons

  2. The Oboma recovery of unemployment from 10+% to 4.7% happened when unemployment benefit expired and those people were no longer counted.

  3. Only smart thing Chim Chim ever did was kill Bi-Laden, of course he had to or he would have been run out of the country, like he should have been twenty years ago…

  4. I can’t help but believe that the racial comments against the former POTUS and his spouse are in fact from Left Wing racist plants as most conservatives don’t think and or espouse comments like that. More than likely from Antifa or Obama Brown shirts.

    1. You can’t be serious. Every single right wing nut job(all republicans) are extremely racist, just like their illegitimate so-called president.

      1. Hm, I have seen nothing but racism from the Democrats for years. Ted Kennedy showed it very clearly when he coached the LYING Hill nut job against Thomas in his hearing for the Supreme Court Justice. Hillary and Bill Clinton clearly showed their racism when they were in the Arkansas governors mansion and Hillary showed her racism clearly when she ran in 2016. Obama showed his racism against Whites throughout his entire eight years. And I see nothing but racism from the mainstream media. I cannot understand those ignorant White men and women on the mainstream media calling White men all kinds of names. EVIDENTLY they hate being White. There has been racism in the North, yet they always act like the South is full of racism. That is not true. Most of us in the South grew up with Black neighbors, played with Black children and were taught that we all are GOD’S CHILDREN. In 1952, I saw more racism in the North, while I was on my Senior trip, than I had ever seen in my life. In the North, they treated Italians awful, calling them names, telling them to get out of their neighborhood. They treated Blacks like paid servants. During the start of integration, people threw rocks in Blacks homes in Chicago, Boston and other Northern cities because they didn’t want Blacks in their neighborhoods. The trouble seemed to be in the Democrat led big cities.

  5. It’s amazing how gullible the deplorable drumpf supporters are ! Some one like the greatest president in history (Obama) tweets a provable tweet and all the drumpfukateers start crying because they can’t handle the truth. Republicans are the biggest joke on the planet right now !

    1. Too funny. How does one see around them, (store closed, part time jobs vs full time, mfg jobs, over reg, over taxed, no growth) only after they take their head out the sand, look around and believe Odildos rant. Odildo years were truly bad for many.

  6. I remember well. I had a full time job and once Obamacare kick in. The company layoff everyone! Then got unemployment for six weeks. Live in the poorest county in the state. Had to drive 120 round trip to work a part time job! Or lose my unemployment benefit! You call that helping AMERICANS CITIZEN? When it wasn’t worth the drive! Then heard NANCY PELOSI say that THEY WERE GOING TO COUNT UNEMPLOYMENT AS JOBS! WOW! What a bunch of dumbass Democrat! All they want was BIG GOVERNMENT TO CONTROL THE PEOPLE!

  7. Barack Obama DESERVES at least partial ‘credit’ for the recovery! If he hadn’t CRASHED THE ECONOMY [he was the lawyer of record in the suit against Citibank that he won. He then parleyed that win into a Congressional seat and once in DC he talked with his ‘friends’ on the Congressional Banking Committee to get them to change the loan regulations so they would be more accommodating to those in the minority communities economy that didn’t have a ‘paper trail’ that verified their ability to repay the loan. So ‘liar loans’ happened and the economy faltered and FAILED] President Trump couldn’t boom the economy!

  8. Obama – the biggest imposter ever to occupy our White House – totally undeserving – had his own agenda to bring down this country, along with his tranny man-wife – all they did was suck everything they could off the system – and are still at it. They are two despicable scammers who should just go away and never make us have to see them or listen to them again. He should also be tried for treason for selling out America to Iran. And yet the gullible American people just can’t give up this trash couple.

  9. The sentiment seems to be the same throughout all the comments—former president (Thank GOD Almighty) is an ‘anti-American Muslim that hid behind Rev Wright’s church to get in the first time…then he just blatantly declared his true religion.
    Obummer is the biggest “con-job” ever perpetrated on the United States of America and her people.
    Obummer, the ‘Squad’ (Ocrazio-Cortex, Jihad Osmut, Rashfilled Failedweeb and the fourth one not important enough to remember) was a great wake-up call to the true patriots of the GREAT GREAT GREAT USA!!!

  10. Paul Burns@ It’s even more amazing the names that you called the supporters of GREATEST PRESIDENT! Are you STUPID? In 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Stimulus Bill into law. For 36 straight months, Unemployment has been higher than what the President promised. That’s more than a rounding error – that is a failure of Leadership! 12.8 million Americans were unemployed, 8.2 million cannot find enough work, and 1.1 million have given up looking for work altogether. “I’m confident our 21st Century investments will create jobs immediately,” adding, “We’ve got shovel-ready projects all across the Country.” Those jobs never materialized, and it was not for lack of workers or shovels! shovels!
    So, the Recovery Act did at least manage to stimulate – Scandinavia!

    Thanks, Leader Obama for all your “Promises of the Great Life!”

    And you, Paul Burns, called him “the greatest president in history (Obama)” ??? That’s what I called stupid!

    P.S. You said: Republicans are the biggest joke on the planet right now! Paul Burns @Look who is talking! Take a good look on yourself in the mirror!

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