Even after more than two years under President Trump, 2020 hopeful Corey Booker believes Obama is the one that deserves credit for the booming economy.
Even in January of 2018, The Wall Street Journal asked 68 business, financial and academic economists who was responsible for the strengthening of the economy, and most “suggested Mr. Trump’s election deserves at least some credit” for the upturn.
A majority said the president had been “somewhat” or “strongly” positive for job creation, gross domestic product growth and the rising stock market.
The pros cite the White House’s push for lighter regulation and the recent tax bill as critical to a pro-growth environment; more than 90 percent of the group thought the tax bill would boost GDP expansion over the next two years.
Breitbart reported that Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) accused President Donald Trump of trying to take credit for former President Barack Obama’s policies that created the strong economy.
Booker said, “First of all, I love Trump is taking credit for a recovery that started under Obama. Who is this economy going to work for? We have a tax plan that was all about giving the wealthiest plan more of a break.
My vision for this country is target things like massive increasing income tax credit to actual workers. We have to make sure this is a shared recovery. Right now it definitely is not.”
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Sen. Cory Booker on the unemployment rate being down to 3.6% during the Trump presidency: “Americans are struggling. Their wages are too low. …. We’re all hurting because we have not designed an economy that invest each other.” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/PQWmIwiPuU pic.twitter.com/QhMkdQSHM7
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